The 2022 Official State Medallion was designed by Alaskan artist Farrah Mathis.
Farrah Mathis, is a self taught, Alaskan grow artist from Wasilla, who discovered her passion for painting at a very young age.
Farrah’s accomplishments have landed her artwork around the world. She focuses primarily on the wildlife and beauty that surrounds her. She enjoys experimenting with watercolor, which is known to be an uncontrollable medium. Farrah, prides herself on creating fine detail and realistic art while embracing its unpredictability.
Farrah’s life time of creativity and determination inspired her to apply for the Official State of Alaska Medallion design contest. Her design came from her love of Alaska’s wildlife, and the surrounding beauty Alaska has provided.
She is proud to call herself the Official 2022 Alaska State Medallion design winner.
Gold - These 24k pure gold medallions are minted in 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, ¼ oz, ½ oz, 1 oz and 3 oz weights. They are packaged individually in Airtite containers and gift boxes and are also available as a proof set in a 5 coin box (all sizes except the 3oz.) The reverse features the Seal of the State of Alaska, this is the only medallion we can mint using the state seal.
Silver - These medallions are available in 1oz. .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 also available in a 2 oz medallion that is 2 inches in diameter. They are packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse is the Seal of the State of Alaska. 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 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. The Official State Medallions are packaged individually and also in proof sets.