Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Medal. Carson City Press

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 282Next Topic  
Pillar of the Community
United States
647 Posts
 Posted 08/07/2022  4:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Picked this up at a local show since it was cheap and fits into my railroad hobby as well. Says "struck on the original Carson City Mint coin press".

Looks like that press is put into use often for special medals, etc.

https://www.carsonnvmuseum.org/even...trations-12/

https://visitcarsoncity.com/blog/mi...-press-no-1/


Quote:
In 1878, disaster struck. Coin Press No. 1 malfunctioned, breaking the frame. As luck would have it, the Virginia & Truckee (V&T) Railroad was located just a couple blocks away from the Carson City Mint, and the V&T engineers were able to repair the broken frame of the press, which saved the Mint from having to send the press all the way back to Philadelphia for repairs. When the V&T operators successfully repaired the press, they signed their work, replacing the Morgan & Orr builder's plate with a custom builder's plate that included the V&T name, location, and date, which would ultimately save the press.




A quick peek at The 'Bay shows a handful of similar ones, sure of the actual date mine was made, though my example says "1870-1950".
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
116290 Posts
  Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 282Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.19 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: