CARSON CITY — It was fitting that on the 150th day of 2014, Gov. Brian Sandoval minted the first medallion in the third of a series commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial that will be observed on Oct. 31.
Sandoval, along with Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, who is chairman of the Nevada 150 Commission, and coin-maker Ken Hopple operated the coin press at the Nevada State Museum to stamp the silver medallion.
The third in the series of four features three iconic Nevada images: the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and “Wendover Will.”
Krolicki said the design for the fourth medallion will be picked by all Nevadans but he offered no further details.
Nevada schoolchildren picked the third design.
Each one-ounce medallion is made from pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester and is available to the public at $100.50.
The copper medallion, which has the same design as the silver medallion, is made from Nevada copper, donated by Newmont Mining from its Phoenix mine and is available for purchase at $15 each.
Money raised from the sale of the medallions funds the many 150th anniversary events being held through Oct. 31.
Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the Legislative Gift Shop (LGS) website by visiting www.nevadalegislature.com and clicking on **NEW ITEMS** under the gift shop button, or in person at the LGS, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City.
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