Commemorative medallions were first struck for the Iditarod in 1989. This is a complete collection of 1 oz single gold relief Iditarod medallions. Includes 1989 through 2023. These 35 coins come in a handsome coin chest. Each 1 oz medallion is similar in size to a silver dollar and packaged in an airtite capsule. The Official Logo of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race is on the reverse. At this time we only have 1 set available. Save by purchasing this whole set versus buying the coins individually.
In 2023 Iditarod celebrates its 51st Anniversary! The Last Great Race On Earth is 1049 mile Iditarod sled dog race. 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. A donation from the sale of each medallion is made to the Iditarod committee to help bring back the race year after year.