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- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine silver.
- Limited mintage of 500 coins worldwide.
- 250th anniversary release in remembrance of the Boston Tea Party from The East India Company.
- Coin is packaged in a beautiful replica tea box with a certificate of authenticity and a sachet of rich, aromatic black tea blend.
- Obverse: Likeness of King Charles III, date and face value.
- Reverse: Features an exclusive design of the Boston Tea Party by Joel Iskowitz with people pouring tea into the harbor off a ship with another ship in the background.
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Add the 2023 St. Helena 5 oz Silver 250th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Proof coin to your cart today!
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a historic political protest that took place on December 16, 1773, in Boston, Massachusetts, during the period leading up to the American Revolution. It was a significant event in the colonists' resistance against British taxation policies and played a crucial role in the eventual fight for American independence. During this time, the British government had imposed various taxes on the American colonies without their consent, leading to widespread dissatisfaction and opposition among the colonists. One of these taxes was the Tea Act of 1773, which granted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the colonies and allowed them to sell tea at a reduced price, undercutting local tea merchants.
Between 7 and 10 p.m. on the night of December 16, 1773, a large group of men led by the Sons of Liberty boarded the ships in the harbor. Around 46 tons of tea were tipped into the Boston Harbor, nearly worth £10,000 in 1773. As a result, the British shut down the harbor and implemented the 1774 "Intolerable Act," also know as the Boston Port Act. This further enraged the colonists, hardening their resolve against the British, and sparking a series of events that led to the American Revolution in Massachusetts.
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