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- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coin comes packaged in an innovative clear suspension display case along with certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Features an American bald eagle atop the Liberty Tree, a famous elm tree that stood in Boston near Boston Common in the years before the American Revolution. In 1765, colonists in Boston staged the first act of defiance against the British government at the tree. The tree became a rallying point for the growing resistance to the rule of Britain over the American colonies, and the ground surrounding it became known as Liberty Hall. The Liberty Tree was felled by Loyalist Nathaniel Coffin Jr. in August 1775.
- Reverse: Features a famous image, titled "The Gaspee Affair."
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About the Gaspee Affair
The Gaspee Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. HMS Gaspee was a British customs schooner that had been enforcing the Navigation Acts in and around Newport, Rhode Island in 1772. It ran aground in shallow water while chasing the packet ship Hannah on June 9 near Gaspee Point in Warwick, Rhode Island. A group of men, primarily members of the “Sons of Liberty” led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown, attacked, boarded and torched the ship.
The event increased tensions between the American colonists and British officials following the Boston Massacre in 1770. British officials in Rhode Island wanted to increase their control over trade – legitimate trade as well as smuggling – in order to increase their revenue from the small colony. But Rhode Islanders increasingly protested the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and other British impositions that had clashed with the colony's history of rum manufacturing, maritime trade and slave trading.
This event and others in Narragansett Bay marked the first acts of violent uprising against the British crown's authority in America, preceding the Boston Tea Party by more than a year and moving the Thirteen Colonies as a whole toward the war for independence.
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Native American tribes have an important history in the United States, and the U.S. government keeps a strong relationship to protect them as sovereign nations. To celebrate this important role, the Native American Mint produces collectible coins that are legally authorized by various Native American nations across the country and provide strong imagery perfect for any collector. Silver coins are an excellent way to own high-quality Silver while also getting beautiful pieces that last a lifetime. The Native American Mint creates unique designs featuring iconic Native American imagery that any collector will be proud to own.
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