Dick Johnson forwarded this note about Carson City, Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration. -EditorNumismatics wias be very much in evidence at the celebration for Carson City's Sesquicentennial this weekend. As it should be. Coins played an important part in the city's history with the Carson City Mint within its confines.
Robert Nylen, Curator of History at Nevada State Museum, kicked off a day-long celebration with a presentation on the history of the Mint. Half hour later they begsn striking 150th Anniversary medals on equipment right there in the Mint. An hour later attendees heard the Museum's McAvoy Layne tell about the city's close relationship with Mark Twain in "The Coins and Curiosities of the Comstock - Chautauqua." Let's hope both these talks get published.
Then from 1 to 3 pm Will Robins talked about "Coins in Nevada History" and conducted a Morgan Dollar Grading Seminar. Another talk that should be published for the millions of us interested in Carson City Mint and its coins. At 3 pm they held a drawing for men's and a women's Coin Watches.
Carson City did everything right. They started early, two years ago. They hired a professional public relations firm. They involved every level of the city organizations. They gave emphasis to the Historical Society. They got donations, sponsors and volunteers. Their celebrations involved every level of society and included activities for children. They had a medal struck.
Carson City should get a medal for its well planned celebration.
To read the complete article, see: Getting ready for 150th no simple task (http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20080814/NEWS/857019418/1060/)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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