100247 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. New Sweden/Delaware Founding silver Medal.

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    100247 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. New Sweden/Delaware Founding Silver Medal. Struck 1988. Commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of New Sweden along the Delaware River (45mm, 52.07 g, 12h). By E. Nordin. Royal Swedish mint.

     

    DELAWARE, facing heads of two Swedish colonists and two Native Americans (Leni Lenape); canoe upon the waters in the background / Ship under sail left upon the waters; stars in cloudy sky above. Edge: SILVER 999/1000, 4 hallmarks, "925" and "010."

     

    Rulau –. Gem Mint State. As issued, attractively toned. Rare, with a mintage of just 600 pieces.

     

    Established during the Thirty Years' War, the colony of New Sweden along the Delaware River lasted for nearly two decades, and served as a Scandinavian outpost in colonial America. Encompassing what is now modern-day Southeast Pennsylvania, Southwest New Jersey, and Northern Delaware, numerous locales convey this Swedish history, such as Fort Christina, Fort Casimir, and Swedesboro.

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