-- The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
Original Date Visited: 7/11/07
The original Carson City building is a formal balanced, sandstone block edifice. Two stories high with a centrally located cupola, the sandstone blocks were quarried at the Nevada State Prison.
On March 3, 1862, Congress passed a bill establishing a branch mint in the territory of Nevada.
The output of the Comstock Lode coupled with the high bullion transportation costs to San Francisco proved the necessity of a branch in Nevada.
From its opening in 1870 to the closure of the coin operations in 1893, coinage amounted to $49, 274,434.30.
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