Road Trip to the Carson City Mint

Eckberg, Bill
June 2005
Virginia Numismatist;Summer2005, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p8
Details the author's travel to the Carson City Mint in Nevada. Drive from Reno, across the Sierra Nevada mountains; Side trip to Lake Tahoe; Description of the Carson City Mint; History of the facility; Use of the Mint as the Nevada State Museum; Display of tools for weighing and refining and photos of the Mint operations.


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