Collectors can now buy from The Franklin Mint duplicates of the
pewter medal to be employed in the "coin" toss before the
Jan. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl football game at the Mercedes-Benz
Superdome in New Orleans, La.
The semifinal game on the road toward crowning a national champion
of Division I college football is between the University of
Alabama Crimson Tide and The Ohio
State University Buckeyes.
The medal is 50.8 millimeters in diameter, 3.175 millimeters thick,
and 37.5 grams in weight. It bears an oxidized finish with enamel
fill, but no lacquer finish. Officials of the Franklin Mint indicate
"it is a limited run but not struck to order."
The obverse features the color logos of the two universities. The
reverse features the date of the football contest, the venue, and the
Allstate Sugar Bowl logo.
The medals are being offered for $29.95 each.
For more details or to order, visit the Franklin Mint website.
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