Nevada State Museum July 20 Lecture Focuses on ‘CC’ Mint Coins

1875 CC Double Eagle

Rusty Goe has spent much of his professional life on a deep dive into the history of the U.S. Mint in Carson City. He’s written multiple books on the subject and spent thousands of hours in research, getting to know the people who worked there 150 years ago.

Through the years, Goe – a professional coin dealer, author and historian – has held countless coins with the “CC” Mint mark – some with values topping $1 million – and he knows the life stories and travels of many, many individual coins that originated in Carson City in the latter third of the 19th Century. Continue reading

New State Museum Exhibit: ‘The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made’

V&T Coach 17

V&T Coach 17

The completion of the transcontinental railroad in the spring of 1869 changed America forever, dramatically reducing the time and cost for people and goods to move across country and accelerating the western expansion of the industrial revolution.

This spring, the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will unveil a major new exhibit: “The Transcontinental Railroad: What a Difference it Made”. The centerpiece of the new exhibit is the only railroad car still in existence that was at Promontory the day the railroads came together – a milestone day in the history of the country. Continue reading