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Carson City Press #1 Medallion


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<b>Carson City Press #1 Medallion</b><br>

ccpress1.jpgccpress2.jpg<br><b>Image from The Stujoe Collection</b>

<br><br>Pictured above is a medallion that was struck on the Carson City, Nevada Press #1. Press #1 was put into operation on Feb 11, 1870 and was used to strike most of the higher denomination coins that came out of the famous Carson City Mint. CC minted coins are very much sought after today because of their relative scarcity and their unique and interesting mint mark.<br><br>Today, the press resides in the Old Mint Building section of the Nevada State Museum where visitors are able to strike medallions like the one above. It is expected to be able to continue to do so for many, many years to come.<br><br>Facts about Carson City Press #1:It was made by Morgan & Orr and weighs 12000 pounds. It had a daily capacity of 1500 coins per hour but, today, it is set up to strike one medallion in 10 seconds at its original striking pressure of 200 tons.<br><br>More information:http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/cc/press1.htm<br><br>Special thanks to Doc Preston for providing the example pictured above.<br><br>

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