History, Information, and Value of 1782 French Company of Guiana Octagonal Jeton Medal
Value of 1782 French Company of Guiana Octagonal Jeton Medal
Obverse of this medal features Louis XVI, facing to the right wearing a coat, cravat, and his wig tied back with a ribbon. The legend reads, “Louis XVI, Most Christian King.” The artist’s signature, located under the truncation, reads Duviv. The reverse displays a slave, wearing only a cloth around his waist. He carries a shovel and walks among bales and barrels while sowing tobacco. The legend translates, “Company of French Guiana.” In the distance are ships and men carrying the wares to the ships.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Ludovicus XV Rex Christianiss | and | Compagnie De | La GuyAnne | Francaise .