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Alaska Statehood Medal

1959
Designed by Ralph J. Menconi (American, 1915–1972), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)


Mint: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: Diam: 6.4 x 0.5 cm (2 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1989.579

Medium or Technique

Patinated bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: Map of the United States with Alaska superimposed over it / ALASKA / 49TH / STATE / JANUARY 3, 1959 / MACO ©
Rev: The Seal of the State of Alaska (a farmer plowing, a forest, mountains, two boats and a small town) / THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
Edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Provenance

Collection of Katharine Lane Weems; to MFA November 1989.

Credit Line

Bequest of Katharine Lane Weems