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Castorland, New York (struck at the Paris Mint), USA, silver medal, 1796 (restrike ca. 1850s), thin

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Castorland, New York (struck at the Paris Mint), USA, silver medal, 1796 (restrike ca. 1850s), thin
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600.00USDto cobguy+ (105.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 May 15 @ 11:23UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Castorland, New York (struck at the Paris Mint), USA, silver medal, 1796 (restrike ca. 1850s), thin planchet with reeding, NGC MS 64. Rulau-NY-33. Obverse: crowned Liberty with laurels, FRANCO-AMERICANA COLONIA around bust, CASTORLAND 1796 below with DUV. Below neck truncation. Reverse: robed Liberty holding cornucopia and tree sap drill standing next to maple tree with syrup flowing into basin, SALVE MAGNA PARENS FRUGUM around, beaver at bottom. Castorland, New York was founded in 1792 by a group of French refugees fleeing from the French Revolution. Castorland (Couch-sach-ra-ga to the Native Americans there) translates to "Land of the Beaver." By 1814, numerous hardships forced the colonists to abandon the settlement. Nice example with smooth, proof-like fields and muted luster, dark toning with some coloration. NGC #302803-001.