(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Sesquicentennial belt buckles marking Nevada’s 150th birthday as a state, have made their debut, and will soon be available for purchase at Nevada 150 events around the state.

The belt buckles debuted at the Reno Rodeo, which runs through Thursday. For now, the buckles can be purchased on site at a booth at the Rodeo. They will also be available at the Legislative Gift Shop in Carson City.

A news release says State Senator James Settlemeyer and the Nevada 150 Commission joined Crumrine Gold & Silversmiths, a Nevada based belt buckle craftsman, to create the limited edition pieces.

The belt buckles are $100 each and all proceeds go toward the Nevada 150 Foundation.

The release describes the buckles as hand-crafted with historical jewelers bronze. This highly valuable metal is 85 percent copper and 15 percent zinc, resembling a 14-Karat gold finish. Each individual buckle comes with a specialized unit number. The distinct identification will make the pieces rare collectors’ items.


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