The medal was struck in 1938 to commemorate 300–years of the first Swedish settlement i USA. New Sweden (Sueciae Novae) in Delaware, founded in 1638, when the ship Kalmar Nickel (Calmare Nickel) arrived from Gothenburg. To be precise, this Swedish colony actually extended to the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. New Sweden was purchased by the New Sweden Company in 1638 and became the first permanent European settlement in the area. The area was in Swedish ownership for seventeen years, until 1655 when it was conquered by the Netherlands. The medal was engraved by A. Lindberg.
Manufacturer: C.F. Carl man
Hallmarks: On the rim “Silver 1938“