1755 French American Colonial Jetón

World Coins - 1755 French American Colonial Jetón
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1755 French American Colonial Jeton - Obverse: LUD XV REX CHRISTIANISS. / Laureate, cuirrased bust facing right, signed FM (Francois Marteau) under the neck.  Reverse:  NON VILIUS AUREO / Galley sailing right with beaver pelt hanging from the main mast (Galley of the Argonauts returning with Golden fleece).  Reverse Exergue: COL . FRANC . DE LAM . 1755 . (French Colonies in America 1755).  Bronze, uncirculated, 29.20 mm, 11.1 gm., the edge is plain and smooth and stamped with the remnants of a cornucopia mint mark and the letters BR (bronze).  This is an official re-strike from the French Mint probably from the early 1960s (only about 50 years old).  Breton 515, Betts-390  

This Jeton / Medalet is an official re-strike from the series that was struck from 1751-1758, each year having an issue, they "advertised" the riches of the New World to potential settlers.  The obverses usually honored the King and the reverse vignettes typically suggested the rich bounty of New France, showing crops and animals or pelts associated with the fur trade tempting the emigration of French citizens to colonial America (Canada and the areas bordering the Mississippi River).  The originals, when available, change hands for thousands of dollars at auctions.
World Coins - 1755 French American Colonial Jetón
World Coins - 1755 French American Colonial Jetón
Price SKU: MJ755-001
US$ 75.00
  • € 66.61
  • £ 58.57
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Rates for: 02/15/19

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