The American Revolution was an ideological and political movement that lasted from 1765 to 1783 when the American Revolutionary War came to a conclusion. There were several moments in the decade leading up to the start of active hostilities that helped galvanize the American Colonists behind the movement to openly rebel against the ruling British. Chief among them was the Boston Massacre. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2020 Proof American Revolution Boston Massacre 2 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.
American Colonists began to grow frustrated with their treatment at the hands of Britains ruling class and Parliament by 1765. At this point, open dissent in the colonies began to increase. In 1770, one of the first seminal moments of the American Revolution occurred when British troops showed a lack of composure in firing on a crowd of American colonials that was unarmed. The moment was not only widely distributed in colonial newspapers, Paul Reverse created a colorized engraving of the moment that captivated and enraged Americans.
On the obverse side of 2020 Proof American Revolution Boston Massacre 2 oz Silver Coins is a depiction of the Liberty Tree. A simple elm tree that stood in Boston common, the tree became a popular gathering point for Bostonians fed up with their treatment at the hands of the British. In August 1775, a Loyalist by the name of Nathanial Coffin Jr. In this design, Colonists rally under the tree as the American bald eagle is perched overhead.
The reverse face of the 2020 Proof American Revolution Boston Massacre 2 oz Silver Coin comes with a depiction of Reveres colorized engraving of the Boston Massacre. After verbally abusing a British sentry, American Colonists were confronted by British troops as backup for the sentry. After continued abuse, the British lost their composure and fired on the crowd.
While the unarmed Americans continued to harass and verbally abuse the British troops that came to backup the sentry, an unnamed soldier lost composure and fired his weapon. The result was all members of the troop firing their weapons as well. Captain Thomas Preston never game an order to fire and eventually an inquiry set up by the Acting Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, was able to assign guilt. In the end, six soldiers were acquitted on murder charges, while two others were charged with manslaughter and branded on the hand.
These 2020 Proof American Revolution Boston Massacre 2 oz Silver Coins arrive with a clear suspension display and a Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Native American Mint|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Product Series||American Revolution|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.8 x 3.8 x 1|