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LEFT: Bob Nylen, curator at the Nevada State Museum, explains how Carson City Mint's Coin Press No. 1 operates at the museum on Monday. Nylen will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. today on Abraham Curry, the Carson City Mint's first director, as part of celebrating National Coin Week. Below: Nylen holds a .999 fine silver medallion design of the Carson City Mint's first coin struck. The museum's collection of Carson City mint coins feature 109 of 111 coins that make up the entire set. Amy Lisenbe/Nevada Appeal

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