This coin design is a collaboration between Gunnar, here at the mint, and Steffani Coxwell. Steffani is a Tsimshian Alaska Native artist that lives in Soldotna, AK on the Kenai Peninsula. It features a totemic eagle or “Ch’aak” in the Tlingit language in Southeast Alaska. Eagle is a symbol of power and prestige and is, in many respects, Raven’s opposite. In traditional Tlingit culture, persons must marry opposites: Ravens to Eagles, Eagles to Ravens.
This medallion is minted in pure copper, 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 on the reverse.