Alaska is a very special place, it was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million dollars, only about 2 cents per acre! The temperature has ranged from almost 80 degrees below zero to 100 degrees above. We are the furthest north, furthest west, and furthest east of all the United States (we cross the international date line towards Russia). We have the most coastline and the tallest mountain, the most lakes, rivers and glaciers and the list goes on and on and on. One of the favorite sayings of Alaskans is “If you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the third largest state in the Union!”. So, in the Alaska vs Texas battle for size supremacy, Alaska is the BIG winner! This place is great and we are very privileged to live here.
Our Alaska Map medallion is made each year with the current date. It features a relief carving of the map of Alaska complete with mountain ranges and rivers.
This medallion is available in golden bronze, 1 oz .999 fine silver, 1 oz single gold relief (24k plating on front 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 has our Land of the Midnight Sun design.