Great Basin selected as design of fourth Nevada coin (with video)
September 4, 2014
The fourth and final silver medallion for Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration was minted Wednesday at the Nevada State Museum.
“It’s a great holiday gift,” said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki. “It’s a great collector’s gift.”
The fourth design was voted on by more than 5,000 Nevadans and was not revealed until the minting.
“I don’t even know what it’s going to be,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval. “There is a little bit of a mystery here.”
The governor minted the first coin to reveal the Great Basin National Park option. Participants chose from among four options that featured a broad range of images representative of Nevada’s history and geography: Hoover Dam – Then and Now; Lake Tahoe; Discover Both Sides of Nevada; and the Great Basin National Park.
As with the first three medallions, the Nevada 150 logo is on the reverse side.
Included in the voting was a chance to win a silver medallion of the winning design, and Danielle McVickers of Reno won the drawing.
The final commemorative medallion marking Nevada’s Sesquicentennial costs $100.50 each.
The copper medallion has the same design as the silver and is $15. Each one-ounce collector’s medallion is made from pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester, Nev., on the historic Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum.
Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the Legislative Gift Shop website at nevadalegislature.com and clicking on **NEW ITEMS** under the gift shop button, or in person at the gift shop, 401 S. Carson St.
Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration.
For more information about Nevada 150, visit http://www.nevada150.org.