Silver State Birthday Medallions Going Fast

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Most of the 1,000 silver medallions commemorating Nevada's 150th birthday have been spoken for less than two weeks after they went up for sale.

Nevada 150 Commission chief Kara Kelley tells the Nevada Appeal says more than 600 orders have already come in for the souvenir.

She says the committee intends to fill orders for anyone who asks for the token between now and the end of January.

The 1-ounce keepsake sells for $100.50 and is being made on an 1868 press at the state museum in Carson City.

The project got some help from Coeur Rochester mining company in Lovelock, which donated a 1,000-ounce silver bar to the state in May.

Three additional medallion designs are expected to be released for the state's birthday celebration.