The 250th Anniversary Boston Tea Party 2023 Gold and Silver Coin Collection Strictly limited edition
Join us to commemorate 250-year anniversary of the peaceful but powerful protest that became one of the first acts in the American revolution and its journey to Liberty.
- Own the official Boston Tea Party 250th Anniversary legal tender coin developed in partnership with the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
- Exceptional design capturing this historic scene by acclaimed US artist, Joel Iskowitz
- Each coin minted to the highest proof quality finish and presented in bespoke ‘tea box’ with colourful booklet telling the fascinating story of this historic event and including our complimentary special edition Boston Tea Party tea
- Strictly Low Worldwide Limited Editions
- Prices start from £99
On December 16th 1773, American colonists fought back against unfair British taxation with a peaceful but powerful protest that became one of the first acts in the American revolution. The 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party is celebrated on this range of limited-edition coins with an exclusive new design by the American coin artist, Joel Iskowitz. His design captures the scene as, guided by the lamplight of one of the leading Sons of Liberty, hundreds of men disguised as Native Americans boarded three ships and poured 342 chests of East India Company tea into the icy waters of Boston Harbour.
Every 250th Anniversary Boston Tea Party 2023 Gold and Silver Coin is presented in a bespoke tea box presentation case accompanied by a colourful booklet explaining the history of this iconic event. An envelope containing the official certificate of Authenticity, along with complimentary Boston Tea Party tea to enjoy while you admire and immerse yourself in your new limited edition Boston Tea Party coin.
Nine Men's Morris
On the morning after the Boston Tea Party, a young man named John Robinson discovered a tea chest along the shore of Dorchester Flats. He takes it home and hides it under the stairs and goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Known today as the ‘Robinson Tea Chest’, it is handed down through the family for generations and is the only known surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
Carved on its base is a curious game of Nine Men’s Morris, a game for two players, sometimes referred to as Cowboy Checkers, with its origin dating back to the Roman Empire. The aim of the game is to capture your opponent’s pieces until they have less than three left and can’t make a move.
It is thought this game was carved into the base of the tea chests by sailors making the epic 3000+ nautical mile journey to help pass the time.
Today the Robinson Tea Chest is housed in the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum over the same body of water in which it was cast that fateful night. This humble tea chest survived a trans-Atlantic crossing, being hacked open with hatchets and submerged in sea water.
On the base of each bespoke tea box presentation case in our 250th Anniversary of The Boston Tea Party Gold and Silver Coin Collection you will find the very same Nine Men’s Morris game, so brew a cup of our complimentary Boston Tea Party tea and try the game for yourself, as a special tribute to the original Robinson Tea Chest.
Did you know?
The East India Company originally offered to cover the cost of the tax for the colonists? The Company’s attempts were futile, with colonists’ desires for independence from Great Britian triumphing, changing the course of history forever.
Around 46 tonnes of tea were tipped into Boston Harbour that night? That’s enough tea to brew over 18 million cups!
The tea dumped into the harbour was worth nearly £10,000 in 1773, or roughly US$1.7m in today’s money.
The tea couldn’t be recovered because of the rising tide and eventually the rotting leaves caused Boston Harbour to smell.
Available FROM 15th September
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