2017 Official Iditarod Medallion in 1oz. Silver
In 2017 Iditarod celebrates it's 45th Anniversary. The Last Great Race On Earth is how the 1049 mile Iditarod sled dog race is known. Stretching from Anchorage to Nome, this race is one of the most grueling events in the world. Following the historic trail that in 1925 was used by dog team to bring 300,000 units of life-saving diphtheria serum to an epidemic in Nome. These medallions are limited each year and come in a variety of sizes and metal combinations, nice to collect or use as interesting jewelry. A donation from the sale of each medallion is made to the Iditarod committee to help bring back the race year after year. This multi-struck proof medallion is made of 1 ounce of pure silver, it is about the size of a silver dollar and comes packaged in an airtite container and gift box.