Denali Medallion

Denali Medallion


Denali, at an elevation of 20,320 feet/6,164 meters, is the highest point in North America. It is located in Denali National Park, Alaska. The name, Denali, means “The high one.” This was the name given to the mountain by the Athabaskan Indians. It was also referred to as “Traleika” a name used by an ancient peoples who once lived in this region. Denali was known as Mount McKinley for nearly a century. It was named after William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, by a gold prospector in 1896, before McKinley was even elected president. The name “Mount McKinley” was officially recognized by the U.S. government from 1917 until 2015. One of the best views of Denali is seen 85 miles into Denali National Park across Wonder Lake. At this point Denali is only 27 miles away. On a clear day it can be seen from both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Some of the best views are seen in the winter.

This medallion is minted in pure copper, golden bronze, 1 oz .999 fine silver, 1 oz single gold relief (24k plating on the 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. They are packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse features the Denali National Park Dall Sheep logo.


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