Nevada Historic Markers in Carson City: United States Mint

Nevada Historical Marker 196
United States Mint
600 North Carson Street
Carson City

Nevada Historic Marker 196: United States Mint in Carson City

7 August 2008
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United States Mint

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 closing of the coin operations in 1893, coinage amounted to $49,274,434.30.

The Carson City United States Mint is National Register Listing #75002127.

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