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100496 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. New Sweden/Delaware Founding bronze Badge.

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    100496 | UNITED STATES & SWEDEN. Delware Bronze Badge. Issued 1938. Worn by Guests for the Commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of New Sweden along the Delaware River (44mm, 59.49 g, 12h).


    KALMAR NYCKEL, ship (Kalmar Nyckel) under sail left upon the waters, anchored and unloading passengers / TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION / 1638–1938 / IN HONOR / OF DELAWARES / 1st SETTLEMENT / BY THE SWEDES in four lines. Edge: Plain. Suspension: Semi-loop. Ribbons: (1) Light blue and yellow vertical bands (2) Central white vertical band between red and blue bands. Clasp: Cut-out featuring settlers arriving at Delaware; above, rising sun over modern cityscape.


    Choice About Uncirculated. Attractive yellow-bronze surfaces; some light discoloration to the ribbon; top part missing pin.


    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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