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Officials to strike second medallion for state’s 150th birthday

By ThisIsReno

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On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and Wells Fargo Nevada Region President Kirk Clausen, joined by the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, will strike Nevada’s second sesquicentennial silver medallion for the Silver State’s 150th birthday celebration.

Orders for the second of four commemorative medallions marking Nevada’s Sesquicentennial began Feb. 10 through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop.  Wells Fargo has been announced as the official sponsor of the commemorative medallions.

Each one-ounce collector’s medallion is made from pure Nevada silver from the Coeur Mine in Rochester, Nev., on the historic Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum.  Depicting a Nevada miner on the front side and the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo on the back side, the silver medallion is available to the public at $100.50 each.  The copper medallions have the same design as the silver medallions and are available for purchase at $15 each.

Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the gift shop website at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/app/lcbstore/a/c-126-nevada-150-sesquicentennial-medallions.aspx or in person at 401 South Carson St., Carson City.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration.  Throughout the year, four different medallions will be released at different dates for purchase.  For more information about Nevada 150, visit www.nevada150.org.

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come.  Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans.  Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration began on Nevada Day 2013 and will conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.