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    Alaska Purchase Centennial Two-Piece Medal Set

    1867-1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial Commemorative Medals. Silver and bronze, 64 mm. Two medals struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. A matched set with a silver medal, 156.1 gm, and a bronze medal, 151.5 gm. The set is edge-stamped Medallic Art Co. Both have the same serial number, 55. The obverse features the bust of William H. Seward, the man behind the purchase of Alaska from Russia back in 1867. The reverse depicts a totem pole made up of a Russian-style church, eagle, miner, locomotive, and a star with 49 in the center. (NGC ID# 2TGG, PCGS# 661340)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    September, 2007
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