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08 Mar 2022

FIFTY STATES OF COINAGE: Part 28: Nevada

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He ran out of money in Nebraska, after a sooner stole it. He lost his car after a long night in Vegas. He spent all his water away in the Great Basin. He went into a deep slumber, one rivalling the bears and other reptilian creatures in its scope.


Now, he has awoken.


THE GREAT COINFODDER IS BACK!


He promises slightly more consistent crudposting and more sites in the 50States series. He promises even more, way too much, which he knows he will not be able to deliver on…



Oof!


This is the real CoinFodder.


That was Mr. Narrator, being his normal self, promising way too much that there is no way that I can do.


Anyways, today is the well anticipated part 28 in the 50States of coins.


(Note: I wrote this bit in January 2022 during a break in my Chemistry class. If you are worried, my grade in the class is a 93. Anyways…)




Francisco Garces, in 1776, reached the Nevada area, who annex it for the Spanish Empire, and named it part of the Commandancy General of the Provincias Internas in the Viceroyality of New Spain (alas, Garces was killed by Indians in 1781). Jedediah Smith entered the area in 1828, and the first other serious land claim happened when the Mormons formed the State of Deseret. They came into the southern bit of the New Mexico territory and started a fort. Nevada would soon be forcibly separated from Deseret (now the Utah territory) and would be named after The Sierra Nevada. The state would rapidly gain population, especially around that one fort, and would gain statehood in 1864, 8 days before the election. The telegram used for application would cost the state a whopping $71,205.38, if sent in 2020.


Silver mining was also important in Nevada and was one of the main sources of money was the mining. However, when the lodes dried, people became hangry for a new source of income. They started to gamble whatever they had.


In 1929, the nation went into a depression, and Herbert Hoover needed a way to provide cheap electricity to the nation, mainly the power-hungry Los Angeles and the ever-growing fort town (remember that? Its Las Vegas). Hoover looked at the mighty Colorado, and in a snap (ok, 9 months) a dam was there, named Hoover Dam. But that cost the state lots of money. So, Governor Fred B. Balzar looked to that little town of Las Vegas, and the population hub. He reasoned that the gamblers had money to spend, so why not make it legal? On March 19th, 1931, he legalized gambling. To make matters easier, he liberalized divorce laws for the inevitable spousal-unit (Stumpy, come back) fighting after the parties would fall into a gambling addiction. These laws are so loose that parties can request a divorce without providing a specific reason. Neither party are required to take blame.


In tha 50’s, the government needed a good site to test their nukes. Nukes, meet Nevada. The government would test out of Nevada until 1992.



To the coins, now.


It has been so long since I typed this BUT THE FIRST NEVADA COINS THAT DON’T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO BREAK YOUR BUDGET ARE THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL COINS AND 50STATE PROGRAM COINS. The 50State quarter has 3 young horses running along the Nevada desert, and behind them, the silent, killing majesty of the Sierra Nevada. The Silver State is mentioned on the coin, and to further this, you could buy this coin in silver. How nice.


Nevada decided for the ATB quarter to represent Great Basin National Park, and specifically, celebrating one of the crud-old trees that reside in the area. The entire place is desert. What else is there to mention?



Now, the big one: the Carson City Mint.


Remember all of the lodes I mentioned? Comstock, Virginia, and the others? Those provided silver for the US. But remember the NUMBER ONE acronym: GLAF. (Government Lazy as, you know). The government in the 1870’s was still a bumbling unit of a disaster. They where too lazy to cart the silver over the Sierra Nevada to San Francisco. So, they did the smartest thing possible. BREAK THE FREAKING BANK AND EXPUNGE THE HILLS OF GRANITE, AND TAX THE POOR PEOPLE OF CARSON CITY TO BUILD A NEW MINT! What a great idea! The building was quickly built and finished in 1870. The silver began to roll in, and until 1893, silver coins were minted at the facility. After that, a silver shortage sent in, and the Treasury realized that it would be more profitable to shutter the mint, which it did.



Farewell folks. I won some 30 grand on the roulette wheel. Off to buy a new car.


Until then…fodder is foddering out.


And by the way, Putin is a piece of sh...




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How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?


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Comments

Mike

Level 7

Good win for you. I love the series. My son collected all the silver proofs. Great blog my friend keep up the good work!!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

COINFODDER! Thought you were dead, my man. 😅 Anyways, good to have you back. You going to the GNA show in April?

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Interesting information and great blog!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Interesting information and presentation.

Long Beard

Level 5

Welcome back! Okay fellas I'll play along.... In the morning you go gunnin' For the man who stole your water And you fire till he's done in But they catch you at the border And the mourners are all sangin' As they drag you by your feet But the hangman isn't hangin' as they put you to the street.

Kepi

Level 6

Great blog and additions to your collections! ; )

Longstrider

Level 6

There you are. Nice blog. Great win. Way to go. Thanks.

AC coin$

Level 6

Congrats for your coin acquisitions.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Here's a song lyric for you that seems appropriate: Now I'm sitting at a blackjack table and I swear to God my dealer has a tag says Mabel Hit me hit me I smile at Mabel soon they're bringing complimentary drinks to the table Players win and winners play have a lucky day Name the band!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Pink Floyd. I was a mental health worker on a floor of unhappy sad and angry kids which was not their fault mostly.... Teacher leave them kids alone led to a riot with billiard balls being thrown at us..... But I digress ... This is a great blog and congratulations on your winnings. I think you laid down your bets with a specific plan and that the wheel had only one 0

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