Sesquicentennial Silver Bar

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Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, left, watches as Gov. Brian Sandoval and Luke Russell, with Nevada mining company Coeur Rochester, lift a 60-pound silver bar during a press conference Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. Coeur Rochester donated the silver to be minted into 1,000 commemorative coins for the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration. Coin-maker Ken Hopple and Bob Nylan, with the Nevada State Museum, are at right. .Photo by Cathleen Allison