CARSON CITY, NV - Governor Brian Sandoval, Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki and others took part in the striking of Nevada's third sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State's 150th birthday celebration.
The third design, selected by elementary age students throughout Nevada, features some of the State's most iconic landmarks including the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will with the Nevada Sesquicentennial logo on the back side.
More than 200 classes participated in the contest and almost 5,000 total votes were cast. 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.
Orders for the third of four commemorative medallions marking Nevada's Sesquicentennial begin May 27 at 8:00 a.m. through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop.
The silver medallion is available to the public at $100.50 each. The copper medallion has the same design as the silver, and is available for purchase at $15 each.