Loyalism was a siren call for the British. They were constantly bending their strategy to conform to the chimera of Loyalist support that was assumed to be there but somehow never materialized. Howe’s Philadelphia campaign and Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada, as well as the British strategy in the South, were based on the assumption that large numbers of Loyalists would rise in support, if only sufficiently encouraged and protected ...
Issued by Continental Congress
This coin, one of four 1776 Continental Currency dollars struck in silver, realized $1.41 million on 16 May 2014 when it was auctioned by Heritage
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