The Colony of Maryland began as a proprietary colony in 1633 under the ownership of Lord Baltimore, who wanted to create a safe haven for English Catholics in the new world. The colony was an early pioneer of religious freedom in the new world, passing the Maryland Toleration Act in 1649. Developing along the same lines as its southern neighbor, Maryland grew to rely on cultivation of tobacco and the use of slaves to cultivate the crop. When the Revolutionary War broke out, Maryland was one of only two remaining proprietary colonies; leading up to the conflict, Marylanders was an active participant in resistance, forming its own committees of correspondence and even having its own ‘tea party.’ The colony declared independence from Britain in 1776, with its delegates signing the Declaration of Independence. The state earned its nickname, “The Old Line State,” from the Maryland Line, a regiment that George Washington regarded as among his best soldiers. Maryland was an important site for the Patriots throughout the war. Baltimore served as the temporary capitol of the colonies while the Second Continental Congress met there from December 1776 until February 1777, George Washington famously resigned his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army in Annapolis on December 23, 1783, and it was in Annapolis where the Treaty of Paris was ratified by the Confederation Congress in 1784.
The Colony of Maryland 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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