Originally settled by Dutch and Swedish pioneers and named New Netherlands, the land that would be New York was seceded to the English in 1664. The original area of New Netherlands was utilized to form the colony of New York, as well as the colonies of Delaware, New Jersey, and Vermont. The original proprietor of the colony was the Duke of York, but New York became a royal colony after its proprietor was crowned King James II of England. During the 1690s, New York City became the largest importers of slaves in the colonies and served as a supply port for pirates. Although the people of New York were angered by the successive taxes levied on them by England, New York was slow to embrace open revolution. New York was the only colony to fail to approve the accords of the first Continental Congress and did not send delegates to the second. New York, reacting to the violence of Lexington and Concord, declared itself independent from England on May 1775. The providence was the site of the largest battle of the entire war, in which the British recaptured New York in September 1776 as part of the New York and New Jersey campaign. The British held the city for the rest of the war, using it as a base of operations for North America, but the Patriots were able to secure large portions of the rest of the state. New York was a hotbed of espionage throughout the Revolutionary War. George Washington was a excellent spymaster, and built an extensive network of spies within the city to report on British movements and decisions. Without the constant stream of intelligence that Washington received from his New York spy networks, it is uncertain if the American cause would have succeeded.
The Colony of New York 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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