The first medallion Ken Hopple pressed at the Nevada State Museum was a commemorative medallion for former Nevada Speaker of the Assembly Joe Dini in the fall of 2002.
He's also pressed medallions for most Nevada towns, the Nevada Legislature, and requests from special-interest groups.
"We use different metals to press the medallions," Hopple said. "Brass, copper, silver - I have done gold for the Nevada Legislature - silver clad and nickel."
Hopple, 61, was pressing a brass medallion recently for Nevada's 74th State Legislature - 2007. The front of the coin shows a tule duck decoy, and the Nevada …