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    Carson City

    please forgive me if this sounds dumb. But what makes Carson City mint special ?
    I'm not much of a coin person, but I do like finding them.
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    Re: Carson City

    Among other things they typically have a small mintage.



    Read about the Carson City mint at this link:

    "For numismatic devotees, coins of the Carson City Mint hold a special appeal. Long associated with romantic Wild West imagery, the thrill of owning rare coins made of gold or silver mined from the Comstock Lode is a slice of Americana every collector dreams about. Thanks to its unique place in history and a rich heritage of "CC" coins bequeathed to this and future generations, the memory of the Carson City Mint will rightfully live for ever more."

    http://www.us-coin-values-advisor.co...city-mint.html

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    Re: Carson City

    I didn't even think about that. I read a book about the Comstock Lode and just didn't put that together

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    Re: Carson City

    It was built by Johnny Carson?
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    Re: Carson City

    The original Carson City mint building now houses the state museum. Very cool place to visit with many, many artifacts from the Comstock glory days.
    The original mint press still runs today using the original dies to produce souvenir Morgans. It runs once a month, maybe the third friday. The vault houses a complete collection of all the gold and silver coins minted there.

    The original dies were buried in secret and were unearthed in the 90,s by a backhoe doing utility work nearby. There was a story I read about when they were uncovered the historical society cordoned off the area so they could keep metal detectorists out.

    CC Morgans are my favorite coin and I have been collecting them for many years. If you are ever in Northern Nevada the mint and Virginia City are two must see locations.


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    Re: Carson City

    I think the "CC" mark, besides the history, just plain looks COOL . Tony
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    Re: Carson City

    Quote Originally Posted by DigginThePast
    Among other things they typically have a small mintage.



    Read about the Carson City mint at this link:

    "For numismatic devotees, coins of the Carson City Mint hold a special appeal. Long associated with romantic Wild West imagery, the thrill of owning rare coins made of gold or silver mined from the Comstock Lode is a slice of Americana every collector dreams about. Thanks to its unique place in history and a rich heritage of "CC" coins bequeathed to this and future generations, the memory of the Carson City Mint will rightfully live for ever more."

    http://www.us-coin-values-advisor.co...city-mint.html
    Excellent information

 

 

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