Struck from the same dies used to mint the 2013 silver medallion. Not numbered.The face of the medallion features Nevada's State Trout, the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki henshawi). The reverse of the medallion depicts the Nevada State Seal.
The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Salmo clarki henshawi)was designated as Nevada's official state fish by the Nevada Legislature in 1981. Its habitats range from high mountain creeks and alpine lakes to warm lowland streams and alkaline lakes where no other trout can live. Lahontan cutthroat trout were utilized by Native Americans in northern and central Nevada, and were first recorded during Captain John C. Fremont's explorations through Nevada. Later the fish were protected and managed by state and federal hatcheries, and restocked into many of their original waters. The species has survived, adapted, and flourished in Nevada's wide variety of mountain and desert enviromnents. Art for the medallion is by renowned fish illustrator Joe Tomelleri.