Official 2020 State of Alaska 1oz. Silver Proof-Like Medallion

Official 2020 State of Alaska 1oz. Silver Proof-Like Medallion
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2020 Official State of Alaska 

"SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA" MEDALLION

I found a passion in art, particularly in drawing, recalling back to the time my Kindergarten teacher told us to imagine something and draw it on the board. I drew my teacher with color crayons, and I was intrigued by how I can manipulate lines and turn those lines into many forms of shapes and sizes. It was then that I developed a passion for drawing and coloring. To add to that, English was not my first language. I come from Hmong decent, where my parents were immigrants and veterans of the “Secret War” during the Vietnam War Era. They did not speak English, and sadly, they could not teach me. Drawing was my way of writing. I was not taught how to draw, but some how I managed to learn it. I didn’t get to go through the traditional schools and graduate with a degree but was born with a passion to perfect whatever it was I wanted to on paper. Art is a way to escape, an alternate reality, and it brings peace to many. I am now living in Wasilla one of the many beautiful cities of Alaska. I’ve been living in Alaska since 1999. 

Thank you 
Juliet Xiong 

The Official State of Alaska Medallion is minted in bronze, pure silver, pure gold, and gold relief (silver medallion with 24kt. gold plating on part of the image).  The edge of the 1 oz. silver and gold relief medallions are stamped with their purity .999 fine silver, our hallmark Alaska Mint, and a serial number.  The “proof-like” version is minted in 1 oz. pure silver and has a reeded edge with a matte-finish on both sides.  The silver medallions are minted in 1/20 oz., 1/10 oz., ¼ oz., ½ oz., 1 oz. and 2 oz. weights. The gold medallions are minted in 1/20 oz., 1/10 oz., ¼ oz., ½ oz., 1 oz. and 3 oz. weights and are packaged individually or in proof sets.

This "proof-like" medallion is made of 1 oz. pure silver, it is about the size of a silver dollar, and comes packaged in a plastic sleave.

We are often asked what's the difference between our proof and proof-like medallions. The answer is simply quality. Our proof medallions are created with the collector in mind and are the highest quality. We found that some of our customers were more interested in purchasing a nice, attractive memento of Alaska rather than a collector's item. For these customers we've created a proof-like version of many of our medallions. These coins are struck at a lower pressure just one time on the press, the dies are frosted for these Official State of Alaska medallions. These are a few dollars more expensive than our other proof-likes due to the royalty we pay to the State of Alaska.

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