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A "New" Numismatic Exhibit at the Carson City Mint Building - RE: The 2021 CC Morgan Dollar

1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭✭✭

Housed as part of the Nevada State Museum in Carson City is the original Carson City Mint Building. Upon a return visit earlier today I came across this new exhibit regarding the 2021 CC Morgan Dollar. (At least new to me, since I did not see it upon my previous visit earlier this year.)


  • 1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 12, 2023 11:25PM

    As to the backstory relating to today's visit to the old Carson City Mint Building, I was there to introduce two of my progeny to the "secret" mine hidden under the building. (I recall as a child how exciting it was to go down into a mine under Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.)

    As an aside, with regard to traveling with children, I endorse a comment by a YouTuber of my acquaintance, Luke Nichols, on his YouTube channel, "Outdoor Boys."

    In a recent video titled, "18 Day Japan Travel Adventure" (which has had 1.4 million views in just three weeks) he comments regarding a family visit to a Ninja Village (at 33:07), "I hear a lot of parents say, 'I want to travel, but I want to wait until my kids are older so they can appreciate it.' But what I have found is that kids do appreciate travel. They just appreciate different things than we do." He goes on to add that, "Things like this [a visit to a Ninja Village] drive them wild."

    In their Japan travels they also visited a unique barber shop in Kumamoto. When I spoke with Tommy, the oldest of the children "Outdoor Boys" upon his return from Japan I commented, "I really like your Kumamoto Haircut." He just beamed.

    Well returning to the subject at hand, while today's visit to the "secret" mine may not have "driven them wild," the children did report they had fun. Here are my photos:

    Before going underground to the mine, one must first pass through a mining Ghost Town:

    Then it is down into the mine:

    A highlight was getting to climb aboard a mining cart:

  • 1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 13, 2023 12:00AM

    Other exhibits at the Nevada State Museum from our visit today:

    First, the multi-million dollar Carson City minted coin display located in the room that houses Mint Press Number One that minted all the coins in the first four years of the mint's existence:

    Then there were ones that especially caught the attention of the young children:

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing your trip. Peace Roy

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great thread and pictures. Thank you for an interesting read. I must visit that Mint. Cheers, RickO

  • marmacmarmac Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting this. It has been many years since I went thru the old mint in Carson City. It is a great little museum and piece of Americana-

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