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Knowledge Empowers the Collector -- Part 3



1959 Official Alaska Statehood Medal Progression Set

I have not found any instance where a similar progression set was listed at a major auction house.

There is one instance where "completed" medals (in different finishes and coloration) were auction listed.


There is one instance where a single "trail strike" was auction listed.


This set is definitely housed in an archival "plaque" (term used on the sister set...1959 Official Hawaii Statehood Medal Progression Set).

On the bottom of the Alaska plaque, its linen finishing tape has lost its adhesiveness and the archival layers can be seen. In addition, the plaques are sealed in a similar manner as conservation framing.


The rarity of this Alaska set is still unknown.


The set is shown in the picture below. As previously described in Part 2, the workmanship, material and quality in both the Alaska and Hawaii sets are the same.


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