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Winning design unveiled for fourth sesquicentennial medallion

Winning design unveiled for fourth sesquicentennial medallion

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

Gov. Brian Sandoval, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Kirk Clausen from Wells Fargo, the official sponsor of the medallion program, joined the Nevada 150 Commission and special guests, to reveal the design and strike Nevada's fourth and final sesquicentennial silver medallion for the State's 150th birthday celebration.

Over 5,000 Nevadans voted to select the final winning design: Great Basin National Park. The commemorative piece features Wheeler Peak, an ancient bristlecone pine and Nevada’s state animal, a desert bighorn sheep.

It highlights Nevada's beautiful abundance of nature while connecting to the history of the state. As with the first three medallions, the Nevada 150 logo is on the reverse side.

Participants chose from four designs that featured a variety images reflecting Nevada's history and geography. Danielle M. of Reno was the lucky winner and participated to help reveal the final design.

The final commemorative medallion can be purchased through the Nevada Legislative Gift Shop. The silver medallion is available to the public at $100.50 each. The copper medallion has the same design as the silver, and is available for purchase at $15 each.

Orders for the Sesquicentennial medallions can be made through the Legislative Gift Shop website and clicking on **NEW ITEMS** under the gift shop button, or in person at the LGS, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City.