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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 40, October 7, 2007, Article 23

CARSON CITY MINT PRESS #1 STRIKES NEW MEDALS

A newspaper article this week covered the striking of new
medals by the old #1 press from the Carson City Mint:

"In a special ceremony on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Nevada
State Museum, a commemorative silver coin was produced on
historic Coin Press No. 1, symbolizing the 100th anniversary
of one of the state’s most enduring institutions -- the
founding in 1908 at the University of Nevada of the Mackay
School of Mines.

"For Jim Taranik, the executive director of the Mackay
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, the silver coin
brought back a flood of memories.

"“To kick off our 100th anniversary celebration in this way
is very special,” said Taranik, who has been associated
with Mackay in one form or another for the better part of
three decades. “Using the Carson City mint and the original
Carson City press here in the Nevada State Museum to produce
this coin really underscores a number of great partnerships
our school has had over the years.”

"Then Taranik smiled. The allure of a shiny new coin,
made possible from a generous contribution from Coeur
d’Alene Mines Corporation, filled his mind with recollections
of his youth.

"About 2,500 Mackay centennial coins, produced on Coin Press
No. 1, which was delivered to Carson City in 1869 as part
of the original Carson City mint, will be made available
for purchase. The numbered coins are part of a year-long
celebration and series events this spring to commemorate
the 1908 founding of Mackay."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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