CARSON CITY – Nearly 5,000 students have spoken, and the third medallion to be minted in honor of Nevada’s sesquicentennial will feature three iconic images: the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and “Wendover Will.”
The design was unveiled Wednesday by the Nevada 150 Commission after it was chosen by students voting statewide.
Last month, Nevada 150 Chairman and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki invited Nevada students to choose the design for the third of four medallions in the sesquicentennial series being produced throughout the year. More than 200 school classes participated in the contest.
“I think the students of Nevada have made an excellent decision for the design of our third medallion, as it encompasses familiar images from the entire state,” Krolicki said. “These iconic symbols have welcomed countless people to these cities, and the choice made by thousands of students from over 80 schools will forever be a special part of our sesquicentennial celebration. It was also an extremely rewarding way to reconnect these young people with Nevada’s rich history and culture.”
Other options put to a vote included images of Lake Tahoe, bighorn sheep and Hoover Dam.
Money raised through medallion sales will help pay for a year-long series of events.
Sales for the third medallion will begin on May 27. Each one-ounce medallion is made from pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester, Nev., and is available to the public at $100.50 each. A medallion bearing the same design but made from copper donated by Newmont Mining from its Phoenix mine, is available for $15 each.
Orders for the medallions can be made through the Legislative Gift Shop website, www.nevadalegislature.com and clicking on **NEW ITEMS** under the gift shop button, or in person at the LGS, 401 South Carson St., Carson City.
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