Wolf-Raven-Totem Medallion

Wolf-Raven-Totem Medallion


This medallion features a wolf and raven in front of their totemic images carved on a totem pole.  The spectacular totem poles of British Columbia and Alaska, on which appear birds, animals, and unrecognizable creatures, are found nowhere else in the world. To save specimens of this now-abandoned American Indian craft and make them accessible to Alaska visitors, the United States Forest Service in 1938 began placing Tlingit and Haida totem poles in natural settings near Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Sitka.

A note from the artist and sculptor of this medallion, Tom Rogers.  “I’ve been designing and sculpting plaster models for 46 years.  Ten of those, from 1991 to 2001, was spent as a U.S. Mint Sculptor / Engraver.  My style is unique, as I carve all my work backwards in plaster, then pour the final master cast  into the negative, open it, and finalize the detail.”

This medallion is available 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). It is similar in size to a silver dollar and is dated. They are packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse features our Land of the Midnight Sun design.


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