- Carson City Mint
name = U.S. Mint
caption = Carson City Mint, 1866
location = 600 N. Carson St.
Carson City, Nevada
architect = Alfred Bult Mullett
September 5, 1975
refnum = 75002127
Carson City Mint was a branch of the
United States Mintin Carson City, Nevada. Built at the peak of the silver boom, 57 issues of silver coins minted here between 1870and 1893bore the "CC" mint mark. The mint was established in Carson City to facilitate minting of silver coins from silver in the Comstock Lode, somewhat like how the San Francisco Mint was established to facilitate minting gold coins from the gold of the California gold rush. From 1895 to 1933, the building served as the U.S. Assay Officefor gold and silver. The Federal Government sold the building to the state of Nevada in 1939.
The building that housed the mint was the first designed by
Alfred B. Mullettafter he became Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury. The simple RenaissanceRevival style stone facade has pairs of round-headed windows and a center portico. Today, it is the home of the Nevada State Museum.
* [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/designs_for_democracy/grand_plans_for_a_growing_nation/articles/front_elevation_carson_city_mint.html National Archives and Record Administration]
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