This coin design is another 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 the orca, or killer whale, called kéet in the Tlingit language. It is a crest of some families and figures prominently in the ancestry, art and stories of many Northwest Coast groups.
It is minted in pure copper, 1 ounce .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). It is similar in size to a silver dollar and is packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse of this coin is our Land of Midnight Sun design.