Sea otters are an iconic and beloved species found throughout Alaska’s coastal waters. These playful and curious animals are the largest members of the weasel family and are renowned for their thick, luxurious fur, which once made them highly sought after by fur traders. Today, sea otters are protected and thrive in Alaska’s waters, where they play an important role in the ecosystem as keystone species. Sea otters feed on a variety of seafood, including clams, crabs, and sea urchins, which helps to keep these populations in check and maintain a healthy balance in the marine environment. Visitors to Alaska can observe sea otters in their natural habitat on guided tours or from the shore, where they can watch these delightful creatures foraging, playing, and grooming their fur. Sea otters are a beloved symbol of Alaska’s rugged wilderness and natural beauty, and their playful antics are sure to capture the hearts of anyone who encounters them.
This medallion is available in 1 oz .999 fine silver, and 1 oz double gold relief (24k gold plating on both sides). It is similar in size to a silver dollar and comes packaged in an airtight container and handsome gift box. The reverse features our popular “Land of the Midnight Sun” design.