With its towering elevation of 20,230 feet, Mount McKinley - also known as Denali - is the highest peak in North America.
A solitary giant, it dominates the Alaskan Range and can be seen from more than 200 miles away. Beckoning climbers from all over the world, Mount McKinley never disappoints those who seek a serious challenge. Bitter cold temperatures, ferocious winds, and deeply crevassed ice flows are the mountain's hallmarks, making the ascent extremely difficult and dangerous.
Requiring limitless patience, superior skill, and the highest levels of physical and mental endurance, Mount McKinley yields only to the most prepared and dedicated climbers.
This coin salutes the rare achievement of those who have reached the summit of the highest mountain in North America. The obverse features a detailed rendering of Mount McKinley. The reverse depicts a mountain climber standing atop Mount McKinley's frozen peak beneath the word "Summiteer."
Minted in MerlinGold,® a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin contains an antique bronze finish. Each coin comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity that describes Mount McKinley in full detail.