There are 32 caribou herds in Alaska, with an estimated population of around 750,000. They range from the northern part of the state to South Central Alaska. Changes in weather conditions (among other factors) cue their migration. They move from boreal forest areas in the winter to open or coastal tundra areas in the spring for calving. They can cover up to 50 miles a day during migration. Smaller than moose, the weight of adult bulls average 350 – 400 pounds and mature females average 175 – 225 pounds.
These medallions are available in pure copper, golden bronze, 1 oz .999 fine silver, 1 oz single gold relief (24k plating on parts of the front 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 comes packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse features our popular “Land of the Midnight Sun” design.