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Starting in the late 16th century, the English, the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch began to colonize eastern North America. The first English attempts, notably the Lost Colony of Roanoke, ended in failure, but successful colonies were soon established. more...

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The colonists, who came to the New World, were by no means a homogeneous band, but rather a variety of different social and religious groups which settled in different locations on the seaboard. The Dutch of New Netherland, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, the Puritans of New England, the gold-hungry settlers of Jamestown, and the convicts of Georgia each came to the new continent for vastly different reasons, and they created colonies with very different social, religious, political and economic structures.

Historians typically recognize four regions in the lands that later became the eastern United States. Listed from north to south, they are: New England, the Middle Colonies, the Chesapeake Bay Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Some historians add a fifth region, the frontier, which had certain unifying features no matter what sort of colony it sprang from. The colonies of New France (later British Quebec) and Spanish Florida adjoined these regions, but developed separately for many years.

Motives for exploration and colonization

During the 15th and 16th centuries, Europe emerged from the Middle Ages and entered the Renaissance, a development that encouraged exploration and colonization in many ways. A revival in classical learning sparked an interest in geography and an intellectual curiosity about the world that had subsided during the Middle Ages. At the same time, the intellectual growth of the Renaissance led to the development of seafaring technologies needed to make long voyages across open water.

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					1757-A French Colonies Sou Marque Paris Mint Second Semster Ch F Vf Vlack 37-a
		
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					1736 Colonial British Halfpenny Error Rare
		
				1736 Colonial British Halfpenny Error Rare $150.00

					Colonial era_ Conder_1/2 penny token_Middlesex 346
		
				Colonial era_ Conder_1/2 penny token_Middlesex 346 $16.00 
					1836 Portugal 10 Reis - Large Coin - Very Nice Look
		
				1836 Portugal 10 Reis - Large Coin - Very Nice Look $6.00

					1787 New Jersey-(M-38-c)-Reverse Fissure
		
				1787 New Jersey-(M-38-c)-Reverse Fissure $260.00 
					Colonial era_ Conder_1/2 penny token_Middlesex 1027_Rare
		
				Colonial era_ Conder_1/2 penny token_Middlesex 1027_Rare $12.50

					1790 Antique First New York Cent Colonial Old Us Coin Ancient Rare - No Reserve
		
				1790 Antique First New York Cent Colonial Old Us Coin Ancient Rare - No Reserve $99.99 
					1790 Dutch East India Company Voc Duit Colonial "New York Penny",Rare Collection
		
				1790 Dutch East India Company Voc Duit Colonial "New York Penny",Rare Collection $1.81

					 circa 1929 Ben Franklin Token / Medal / Coin
		
				circa 1929 Ben Franklin Token / Medal / Coin $29.00 
					★ 1787 Fugio Cent 1C "States United" - Pcgs Vf Details - Rare Certified Coin
		
				★ 1787 Fugio Cent 1C "States United" - Pcgs Vf Details - Rare Certified Coin $365.75

					1874 Austria Silver 1 Florin - Larger Coin - Very Nice Look
		
				1874 Austria Silver 1 Florin - Larger Coin - Very Nice Look $14.50 
					1642 Spanish Netherlands Silver 1 Escalin - Larger High Quality Coin - Look
		
				1642 Spanish Netherlands Silver 1 Escalin - Larger High Quality Coin - Look $32.00

					1742 - H (La Rochelle) Non Regal Sou Marque - Grade!
		
				1742 - H (La Rochelle) Non Regal Sou Marque - Grade! $245.00 
					1$ gold 1/2 escudo 1742 Vf colonial doubloon
		
				1$ gold 1/2 escudo 1742 Vf colonial doubloon $285.00

					1897 Admiral Horaito Nelson Medal struck from copper of his ship.
		
				1897 Admiral Horaito Nelson Medal struck from copper of his ship. $145.00 
					1842 Denmark 1 Skilling - Super Coin - Very Nice Look
		
				1842 Denmark 1 Skilling - Super Coin - Very Nice Look $2.25

					U S Navy Frigate Constellation Ship Token From Actual Ship Parts - 1797 Parts
		
				U S Navy Frigate Constellation Ship Token From Actual Ship Parts - 1797 Parts $9.99 
					Antique 1790 First New York Cent Colonial Old Us Coin Ancient Rare - No Reserve
		
				Antique 1790 First New York Cent Colonial Old Us Coin Ancient Rare - No Reserve $99.99
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					Washington Double Head Military Bust Colonial Copper Cent 
		
				Washington Double Head Military Bust Colonial Copper Cent $89.99

					 1873 Chicago Expo Medal Token Coin
		
				1873 Chicago Expo Medal Token Coin $59.00 
					1787 Fugio Cent Pcgs Vf Details States United Rarity 5
		
				1787 Fugio Cent Pcgs Vf Details States United Rarity 5 $420.00

					1792-1794 Choice Fine+ Kentucky Colonial Token Plain Edge
		
				1792-1794 Choice Fine+ Kentucky Colonial Token Plain Edge $167.50 
					1786 Connecticut Colonial-Quite Nice-(M-5.8-H.2, Rarity 5+)
		
				1786 Connecticut Colonial-Quite Nice-(M-5.8-H.2, Rarity 5+) $445.00

					1787 Connecticut Colonial Copper Coin
		
				1787 Connecticut Colonial Copper Coin $29.99 
					1642 Pirate Cob Coin • 8 Maravedis Colonial Treasure • Spanish Felipe Philip Iv
		
				1642 Pirate Cob Coin • 8 Maravedis Colonial Treasure • Spanish Felipe Philip Iv $8.50

					1762 Sou Marque Choice ! from French-Indian War
		
				1762 Sou Marque Choice ! from French-Indian War $395.00 
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					1750-A French Colonies Sou Marque Second Semester Paris Mint Ch F
		
				1750-A French Colonies Sou Marque Second Semester Paris Mint Ch F $85.00 
					Colonial Coin: Scarce Sou Marque (24 Deniers) 1758-A !
		
				Colonial Coin: Scarce Sou Marque (24 Deniers) 1758-A ! $199.99

					Historical! 1776 King George Iii Great Britain Gold Guinea!
		
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					1854 Denmark Silver 4 Skilling - Great Coin - Very Nice Look
		
				1854 Denmark Silver 4 Skilling - Great Coin - Very Nice Look $3.25

					1786 Connecticut Copper, Et Lib Inde, Miller 1-A, "Double Chin" R4+, Fine
		
				1786 Connecticut Copper, Et Lib Inde, Miller 1-A, "Double Chin" R4+, Fine $275.00 
					Colonial era_ Conder_Farthing token_Middlesex 1154
		
				Colonial era_ Conder_Farthing token_Middlesex 1154 $0.99

					Colonial era_ Conder_farthing token_Lanarkshire 47
		
				Colonial era_ Conder_farthing token_Lanarkshire 47 $12.50 
					1789 -1889 Washington Centennial Medal R-5 Struck By Lovett
		
				1789 -1889 Washington Centennial Medal R-5 Struck By Lovett $125.00

					1781 North American Token (Redbook Colonial) Hi-Res Image No Reserve
		
				1781 North American Token (Redbook Colonial) Hi-Res Image No Reserve $33.00 
					1761 Bronze Medal / token / coin " Crown Our King "
		
				1761 Bronze Medal / token / coin " Crown Our King " $165.00

					Colonial era_ Conder_Penny token_Anglesey 231
		
				Colonial era_ Conder_Penny token_Anglesey 231 $40.99 
					Scarce! 1795 Hall's (Mrs Newsham) The White Negress London Halfpenny!
		
				Scarce! 1795 Hall's (Mrs Newsham) The White Negress London Halfpenny! $244.95

					1783 Choice Colonial George Washington Token Small Military Bust Plain Edge Xf+
		
				1783 Choice Colonial George Washington Token Small Military Bust Plain Edge Xf+ $999.99 
					Imitation Farthing Evasion - Blacksmith Interest - High Grade!
		
				Imitation Farthing Evasion - Blacksmith Interest - High Grade! $76.00

					1796 Italy Silver 20 Soldi - Sardinia - Very Nice Look
		
				1796 Italy Silver 20 Soldi - Sardinia - Very Nice Look $4.04 
					Lot Of 20 Uncleaned Spanish Medieval Pirate Shipwreck Cobs Coins Early Us
		
				Lot Of 20 Uncleaned Spanish Medieval Pirate Shipwreck Cobs Coins Early Us $7.00

					2 Eight Reales "America's First Silver Dollar" Coins in Historical Case with Coa
		
				2 Eight Reales "America's First Silver Dollar" Coins in Historical Case with Coa $199.95 
					1752 Austria Netherlands Silver 1 Escalin - Awesome Coin - Very Nice Look
		
				1752 Austria Netherlands Silver 1 Escalin - Awesome Coin - Very Nice Look $13.49
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