Judicial historians to gather for second minting

The Nevada Judicial Historical Society will wrap up its annual meeting Friday with the release of its second silver medallion commemorating the historic sites of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Designed by Carson City artist Ray Freeman, the front of the 2003 coin depicts the Supreme Court and Library building (now part of the Office of the Attorney General complex), which housed the court from 1937 to 1992 and includes the "CC" mint mark. The first coin in the series, minted in 2000 on the same press, bears the current Supreme Court building on the obverse. The State Seal of Nevada is on the reverse of both.

The Nevada Judicial Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Nevada's legal history, and to educating the public about the role of Nevada's bench and bar in the development of the state.

The medallion will be minted on the historic Carson City Mint Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum.

Press No. 1 was one of three coin presses that operated at the U. S. Branch Mint in Carson City from 1870 to 1893 and produced some $50 million worth of gold and silver coins bearing the "CC" mint mark.

The minting will begin around 2 p.m. and people are welcome to watch. Admission to the museum is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, and free for youths under 18. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily the museum is at 600 N. Carson St.

The 2003 medallions will be available for sale on site upon minting and both the 2000, for $25, and 2003, $30, will be sold in the museum store. Each coin will be one ounce minted .999 Fine Silver mounted in a plastic case on a heavy descriptive card and enclosed in a protective envelope. No more than 1,000 of each of the four projected medallions will be minted.


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