The English secured control of the colony of Connecticut from the Dutch in 1636. That same year, Thomas Hooker, a prominent Puritan minister, led 100 people to present day Hartford, establishing the first English settlement of the area. Several other settlements formed along the Connecticut River, and these settlements were brought together into one colony by John Winthrop the younger of New London, the son of the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Winthrop served as Governor from 1659 until 1675 and was instrumental in obtaining a royal charter from the English monarch in 1662. Connecticut was strongly supportive of the revolutionary cause. They passed anti-Tory legislation before the war even erupted, forcing many loyal to Britain to flee the colony. The colony supplied numerous influential leaders to the American cause, including Israel Putnam, Ethan Allen, and the notorious Benedict Arnold. Although the colony was largely free of major battles, its provision of food, cannon, and other goods to the Continental Army earned it the nickname ‘The Provision State.’ In another influential role of honor held by Connecticut, the colony served as the hub for George Washington’s extensive spy ring that succeeded in infiltrating British fortifications in New York. In fact, the first American spy to be executed, Nathan Hale, was a native of Connecticut and has been officially recognized as the state hero in modern times.
The Colony of Connecticut is celebrated in our 13 Colonies APN Gold Collectible Series. Containing 1/4 gram of .9999-fine gold and containing a serial number unique to you, this card offers you a secure and continent way to build your gold collection while preserving your American heritage.
This design ensures the quality of your Gold bullion and guarantees that your Gold bar comes to you in an unaltered, pristine condition! The accompanying card lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar as well as providing background information on the featured colony, complete with interesting facts and anecdotes.
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