Originally founded as a single colony under the rule of the eight Lords Proprietor in 1651, the colony of South Carolina was split from its northern brother in 1712 after unrest forced the appointment of royal governor. The colony’s capital of Charleston became a major port for trade, helping the colony grow prosperous from its exports of indigo, rice, and cotton. South Carolina’s economy was largely driven by the slave trade; in fact, by 1775, there were more than 80,000 enslaved African Americans living in the colony compared to 60,000 European settlers. The colony’s initially peaceful interactions with the neighboring Cherokee tribe dissolved into violent conflict that lasted from 1759 until 1761, when Cherokee leaders were forced to sign an agreement that included large successions of land. The several taxation attempts by the British leading up to the Revolutionary War was met with unrest and often violence by the South Carolina populace, and the colony was quick to declare independence following the outbreak of the conflict in Massachusetts. During the course of the war, more than 200 battles were fought in the colony, more than any other. Many of the battles featured fierce conflicts Patriot forces against Loyalist regiments and Cherokees aligned with the British. The British captured the capitol city of Charles Town and held the city until 1782, when the brilliant campaign of Nathanael Greene forced the British evacuation of the city. South Carolina was also the site of the decisive victory of the Overmountain Men at the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780.
The Colony of South Carolina 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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