Carson City Mint


Carson City Mint

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caption = Carson City Mint, 1866
location = 600 N. Carson St.
Carson City, Nevada
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architect = Alfred Bult Mullett
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added = September 5, 1975
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Carson City Mint was a branch of the United States Mint in Carson City, Nevada. Built at the peak of the silver boom, 57 issues of silver coins minted here between 1870 and 1893 bore 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 Office for 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. Mullett after he became Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury. The simple Renaissance Revival style stone facade has pairs of round-headed windows and a center portico. Today, it is the home of the Nevada State Museum.

References

* [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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