|BCC101||400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown Coin Cover, unsigned||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BCC101S||400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown Coin Cover, signed by James Purefoy||£60.00||Buy Now|
|BCC101S01||400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown Coin Cover, signed by Anjelica Huston||£125.00||Limited Availability|
|BCC101S03||400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown Coin Cover, signed by Jean Simmons||£175.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 28/05/2007
Issue Name: 400th Anniversary of the Settlement of Jamestown Coin Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The first settlement in America was not by the Pilgrims Fathers at Cape Code, Massachusetts, as many think, but in Jamestown, Virginia! Three ships left Blackwall, East London on 20th December 1606 and the brave passengers made their new home in Jamestown in May 1607. It was the start of English speaking America.
We produced this sensational coin cover to mark the "400th anniversary of America". It holds a USA Jamestown quarter, and features a beautiful painting of all 3 ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery.. It has been triple postmarked - on the anniversary of the day they left London, on the anniversary of the voyage, and on the anniversary of the day they arrived in Virginia in the United States. It is available signed by James Purefoy, Anjelica Huston or Jean Simmons.
400th Anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia
In 1606, King James granted a charter to the Virginian Company of London enabling the private investors to establish a colony in North America. At Blackwall stairs on a murky 19th December 1606, Captain John Smith, 105 colonists and 55 crew embarked on a seagoing voyage for opportunaties in a New World. Their instructions were to settle Virginia, find gold and a water route to the Orient. They had three ships, Susan Constant (100 tons) led by Captain Christopher Newport, the Godspeed (40 tons) and the Discovery (20 tons).
The colonists were a quarrelsome lot and ill prepared for the task at hand. The genty among them were loath to perform the work of farmers and craftsmen, hoping instead to find gold or a passage to the Pacific. They settled on the banks of the James River in 1607 and named their settlement 'Jamestown', which was the first permanent English settlement in the New World - 13 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. The explorers landed on Jamestown Island on the banks of the James River on May 14, 1607.
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James Brian Mark Purefoy is an English actor, producer and director. He played Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome, former college professor-turned-serial-killer Joe Carroll in the series The Following.
Anjelica Huston is an American actress, director, producer, author, and former fashion model.
Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was a British-American actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after the Second World War, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards.