Our 2022 Aviation Medallion features a Beaver on floats heading out to a lodge or maybe a bear viewing trip. Most of Alaska is only accessible by small plane or boat. The Beaver, in its various configurations, can be found in Alaska from Southeast all the way to the Arctic. It’s one of the most common Bush aircraft in the state. It’s large load capacity and short takeoff and landing capabilities make it an ideal choice for expedition travelers with larger groups and lots of gear.
A note from the artist and sculptor of this medallion, Tom Rogers. “I’ve been designing and sculpting plaster models for 46 years. Ten of those, from 1991 to 2001, was spent as a U.S. Mint Sculptor / Engraver. My style is unique, as I carve all my work backwards in plaster, then pour the final master cast into the negative, open it, and finalize the detail.”
It is available in pure copper, 1 ounce .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). It is similar in size to a silver dollar and is packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse is our Land of the Midnight Sun design.