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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 15, April 12, 2009, Article 22

SO WHY IS PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS DEPICTED ON AN ALASKA STATEHOOD MEDAL?

Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins writes:
There has been an Alaska related medal that has always puzzled me. It is catalogued in the second edition of Alaska's Coinage Through the Years by Gould, Bressett, Dethridge and Dethridge, 1965.

It was made by Medallic Arts Co. (MACO). It has President John Adams on the obverse, and the Alaska state seal on the reverse. I have never figured out the connection. Why would an Adams presidential medal have the Alaska state seal on the reverse, or vice versa?


John Adams Alaska Statehood silver medal


Any other thoughts on the Adams connection? -Editor




Wayne Homren, Editor

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