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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 30, July 23, 2006, Article 15

MORE ON THE CARSON CITY MINT DIE DISCOVERY

Regarding the dies dug up on the grounds of the old Carson City
Mint, Eric von Klinger of Coin World writes: "The initial discovery
of more than 90 dies was made in January 1999. Staff Writer Paul
Gilkes reported on it in the March 22, 1999 issue of Coin World.
I wrote a follow-up, on further finds and preservation efforts, in
the Nov.10, 2003 issue. There have been periodic reports in the
publications of the Nevada State Museum. Lane Brunner, now with the
ANA, found an 1876 20-cent die among those that had been dug up, but
it was too deteriorated to tell whether it had the doubling of
LIBERTY characteristic of the die used to strike known 1876-CC
pieces."

Hal Dunn writes: "The information provided last week on the Carson
City Coin dies is pretty complete.  The location of the burial of
the dies was north of the mint building.  Formerly a parking lot,
it is now developed as a small plaza between the mint building and
the old First National Bank of Nevada building, which has been
incorporated into the museum complex.  Had it not been for this
development, the dies might never have been found.

I have seen a number of these dies and some lead impressions made
of the reverses of a double eagle and a quarter.  Ken Hopple, the
museumís coiner and operator of Coin Press #1, has attempted to
restore some of the better dies, at least so they are identifiable.
Unfortunately, some are now no more than blobs of rusted metal."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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