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.
The 2022 Official State Medallion was designed by Alaskan artist Farrah Mathis. Farrah Mathis, is a self taught, alaskan grow artist from Wasilla, who discovered her passion for painting at a very young age. Farrah’s accomplishments have landed her artwork around the world. She focuses primarily on the wildlife and beauty that surrounds her. She enjoys experimenting with watercolor, which is known to be an uncontrollable medium. Farrah, prides herself on creating fine detail and realistic art while embracing its unpredictability. Farrah’s life time of creativity and determination inspired her to apply for the Official State of Alaska Medallion design contest. Her design came from her love of Alaska’s wildlife, and the surrounding beauty Alaska has provided.
She is proud to call herself the Official 2022 Alaska State Medallion design winner.
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.