Commemorative medallion to celebrate Minden’s centennial |

Commemorative medallion to celebrate Minden’s centennial

CARSON CITY (AP) – Minden’s centennial anniversary will be celebrated this summer with a commemorative medallion honoring the town’s heritage.

The silver and gold-plated medallions will be minted at the Nevada State Museum on Friday. They will be available for sale July 2, when Minden’s birthday celebrations begin.

The medallions will be printed on the museum’s Coin Press No. 1, one of three coin presses that operated at the U. S. Branch Mint in Carson City from 1870 to 1893. A total of 500 silver and 100 gold-plated medallions will be minted for sale, officials said.

The medallion’s design was created by Gardnerville resident Joe Delorey.

One side depicts the old bandstand and gazebo that once stood in Minden Park. The other features an historic version of the Nevada State Seal that was used from 1866-1929.

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