The first European settlers to call Delaware home were the Swedes and the Dutch, but the English secured control of the area in 1664. William Penn, the proprietor and founder of Pennsylvania, was granted the deed to what was called “the Lower Counties on the Delaware” by the Duke of York. The area was governed as part of Pennsylvania from 1682 until 1701, when colonists petitioned and were granted a royal charter. Despite having a large Loyalist population, the colony sent delagates to the First and Second Continental Congresses and its representatives signed the Declaration of Independence. The only engagement of note of the Revoluationary War that occurred in Delaware was the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, the first action of the Philadelphia campaign, in which led to the eventual capture of the president of Delaware by British forces. Despite the loss at Cooch’s Bridge, it is believed that this battle was the first time the stars and stripes were flown. Delawareans were central to the fighting effort outside their colony; in fact, the colony provided one of the leading regiments of the Continental Army, known as the Delaware Blues and nicknamed the “Blue Hen Chickens.”
The Colony of Delaware 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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