Coeur Rochester gives Nevada $24,000 birthday gift

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/01/2013 5:52 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's first birthday gift of the year comes from the Coeur Rochester silver mine near Lovelock — and it's a big silver bar.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval accepted a $24,000 silver bar Wednesday to be used as part of the Silver State's 150th birthday celebration which begins later this year.

The bar weighing about 60 pounds was given to the state by Coeur Rochester, and the state museum will use the block to mint silver medallions commemorating the state's sesquicentennial.

One thousand coins will be created from the 1,000-ounce bar should be available shortly after the yearlong celebration begins on Nevada Day later this year.


©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.