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2023 is the 51st running of the Iditarod sled dog race. The Last Great Race On Earth is how the 1049 mile Iditarod sled dog race is known. Stretching from Anchorage to Nome, this race is one of the most grueling events in the world. Following the historic trail that in 1925 was used by dog teams to bring 300,000 units of life-saving diphtheria serum to an epidemic in Nome. These medallions are limited each year and come in a variety of sizes and metal combinations, nice to collect or use as interesting jewelry. A donation from the sale of each medallion is made to the Iditarod committee to help bring back the race year after year.
This medallion is available in golden bronze, 1 oz .999 fine silver, 1 oz single gold relief (24k plating on part of the silver coin) and 1 oz. double gold relief (24k gold plating on both sides). The 1 oz medallion is similar in size to a silver dollar and is dated. They are packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse is the Official logo of Iditarod.
This is our 1 oz. pure silver Official 2022 Alaska State Medallion in proof-like quality. These medallions are struck with specially prepared sandblasted dies that give them a satin finish, and a reeded edge instead of the edge with lettering. This allows us to mint them quickly and sell for a great price. Another nice thing about this surface is that they can be handled without leaving finger prints, perfect for stacking! They come packaged in a plastic flip with a certificate of authenticity.
These medallions are also available in proof condition 1 oz .999 fine silver, 1 oz single gold relief (24k plating on part of the silver coin) and 1 oz. double gold relief (24k gold plating on both sides). The 1 oz medallion is similar in size to a silver dollar. The 2 oz medallion is 2 inches in diameter. They are packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse has the Seal of the State of Alaska. The edge of the 1 oz. silver proof and gold relief medallions are stamped with their purity .999 fine silver, our hallmark, Alaska Mint and a serial number. The silver medallions are minted in 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, 1 oz. and 2 oz. sizes. The pure gold medallions are minted in 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, 1 oz. and 3 oz. sizes and are packaged individually. They are also available in proof sets. The sets do not include the 2 oz. and 3 oz. sizes.