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Voting ongoing for final 150th birthday medallion

The fourth and final medallion commemorating Nevada’s 150th birthday will feature Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, the Hoover Dam or a combination tribute to cattle drives and casinos.

Nevadans started casting votes online Wednesday for the last of the coin designs celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood.

One entitled “Discover Both Sides of Nevada” features a cowboy on horseback with a lasso and the turned-up corner of an ace of hearts with dice and a poker chip.

“Hoover Dam — Then and Now” depicts a worker hanging from the dam during its construction in the 1930s against the backdrop of the new bridge built in 2010 across the Colorado River about 35 miles south of Las Vegas.

A bighorn sheep adorns “Great Basin National Park,” Nevada’s only national park outside Ely near the Utah line, while “Lake Tahoe” shows the SS Tahoe, which delivered mail and shuttled tourists across the azure waters before the lakeshore highway was completed in 1935.

The Nevada 150 logo will be on the reverse side of whichever coin is selected.

Online voting continues through Aug. 7 at: http://www.nevada150.org/vote-for-the-4th-medallion-design.

The commemorative silver medallions sell for $100.50, with copper versions available for $15.


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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 24, 2014 09:10PM Published Jul 24, 2014 01:47PM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.