This Castorland medal (or jeton), dated 1796, is a restrike of a rare item produced for a proposed French settlement known as Castorland in northern New York near the Beaver River. The very attractive design shows the agricultural goddess Ceres tapping a maple tree, with a cornucopia in one hand. Beneath her feet is a beaver, the French name for which is Castor, providing the name for the colony. Along the rim is a Latin phrase hailing the goddess. The other side has a crowned female bust below which is CASTORLAND 1796 . Along the rim of this side is FRANCO-AMERICANA COLONIA . This item appears to be composed of bronze, with a diameter of approximately 33 mm (slightly more than 1-1/4").

This item is in extremely fine to almost uncirculated condition, with no actual wear, with light signs of handling and some toning, and it remains bright. It has great 'eye-appeal' and would be a great addition to any collection.

The illustrations in this listing are photos of the actual item being offered for sale and serve as part of the description. NOTE: The actual item is much lighter in color and much brighter than is evident in the photos.

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