1907 Kingston, New York Bronze Medal, Engraved and Struck by Tiffany & Co. in Bronze, Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the City with Portrait Bust of Peter Stuyvesant. Choice Uncirculated.63 mm. A wonderful historical Commemorative medal. Displays, Obverse: Portrait Bust of Peter Stuyvesant shown in his broad-brimmed period hat. Reverse: Wreath and Seal of Novum Belgium enclose commemorative inscription. “Tiffany & Co.” appears in small letters at bottom right. Smooth hard satiny surfaces having a light copper-bronze pleasing appearance. A lovely turn-of-the-century example by Tiffany & Company.
Kingston is a City in and the county seat of Ulster County, New York, United States. It is 91 miles (146 km) north of New York City and 59 miles (95 km) south of Albany. The city's metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area around Manhattan by the United States Census Bureau. It became New York's first capital in 1777. During the American Revolutionary War, the city was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga.
In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region. It had connections to other markets through both the railroad and canal connections.
Many of the older buildings are considered contributing as part of three historic districts, including the Stockade District uptown, the Midtown Neighborhood Broadway Corridor, and the Rondout-West Strand Historic District downtown. Each district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Peter Stuyvesant (in Dutch also Pieter and Petrus Stuyvesant; c. 1592 – August 1672) served as the last Dutch director-general of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was split into New York and New Jersey with lesser territory becoming parts of other states. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City and his name has been given to various landmarks and points of interest throughout the city (e.g. Stuyvesant High School, Stuyvesant Town, Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood, etc.).
Peter Stuyvesant's accomplishments as Director-general included a great expansion for the settlement of New Amsterdam beyond the southern tip of Manhattan. Among the projects built by Stuyvesant's administration were the protective wall on Wall Street, the canal that became Broad Street, and Broadway.
Stuyvesant, himself a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, opposed religious pluralism and came into conflict with Lutherans, Jews, Roman Catholics, and Quakers as they attempted to build places of worship in the city and practice their faiths.