The Humpback Whale medallion was designed in 1997 by Alaskan Artist Christy Matthews and is still one of our most beautiful designs. These whales travel between Alaska in the summer, and Hawaii or Mexico in the winter. They are Baleen whales that filter their food, small fish, shrimp, and krill, out of the seawater. This medallion is available in bronze, 1 oz .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). 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 is our Land of the Midnight Sun design. If you choose to have your medallion engraved, the reverse will be blank and your personalized message will be engraved.