Rusty Goe to Lecture at Carson City Historical Society in October 2009

Rusty Goe will give a PowerPoint presentation at a Carson City Historical Society lecture series meeting on Wednesday October 21, 2009.

The start time is 6:00 p.m.

The location is the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St., Carson City, NV.

The topic is "Harold M. Budd, Sr. – The Ambassador of Carson City Coin Collecting in the First Half of the 20th Century."

Following is a synopsis of Goe’s lecture:

Harold M. Budd, Sr. moved to Los Angeles, CA from Connecticut in the early years of the 20th century. He immediately developed a passion for the western heritage of the United States. Carson City, NV became one of his favorite destination spots. He assembled one of the finest collections of "CC" coins in history, and he made many trips to Nevada’s capital.

During his last trip to Carson City in 1950, he planned to lend a special set of "CC" coins to the Nevada State Museum. His friend Ed Stiles, a former Carson City resident who worked as a photographer for the Nevada State Highway Department, accompanied him on this trip. Headlines in local newspapers in northern Nevada conveyed what happened to Harold M. Budd on this trip to Carson City.

Decades after his death, Carson City Mint historian Rusty Goe, has linked some of the most famous coins from Nevada’s storied mint to Harold M. Budd. Goe has also uncovered interesting information about Budd’s relationship to Carson City, and about what happened to his wife and children after he died.

Goe’s PowerPoint presentation captures the important events in Harold M. Budd’s life, especially as they relate to Nevada. Pictures include examples of Budd’s most notable "CC" coins, documents that connect Budd to Carson City, and scenes from northern Nevada in the 1940s.