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(1766) William Pitt / Stamp Act medal. Bronze, 40 mm. Betts-516. Dies by Thomas Pingo. Mint State.

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(1766) William Pitt / Stamp Act medal. Bronze, 40 mm. Betts-516. Dies by Thomas Pingo. Mint State.

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(1766) William Pitt / Stamp Act medal. Bronze, 40 mm. Betts-516. Dies by Thomas Pingo. Mint State. A highly attractive and unworn specimen of this popular 18th century medal. Struck with Americans (and, undoubtedly, the American market) in mind, this piece features a fine portrait of Pitt on the obverse with the reverse inscription HE WHO HAVING SUCCEEDED IN SAVING THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN, a reference to Pitt's leadership in the Seven Year War (saving the parent) and his leadership in killing the Stamp Act (pleading for her children). This medal was copied ca. 1863, a variety known as Betts-515, which does not feature Pingo's signature under the bust. This example boasts beautiful lightly toned and somewhat reflective surfaces, rich light brown and gold with a good bit of mint color around the reverse legends. Interestingly, though perhaps unfortunately, some collector eons ago gently tooled away the light die crack at GVLI on the obverse. The die crack is seen on a small proportion of these, and there is a possibility this was done by the issuer in order to make it look less defective. It's undoubtedly old, as the surfaces are toned the same there as they are elsewhere, but tooling is tooling and tooling it remains. A little area of shallow roughness or verdigris present on the reverse at FO of FOR. A highly attractive specimen of this historic medal. While the "Pitt token" is listed in the Redbook and sells for thousands in this grade, this medal is from the same time and is just as historically apropos.

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SKU or Cert # 10014009

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(1766) William Pitt / Stamp Act medal. Bronze, 40 mm. Betts-516. Dies by Thomas Pingo. Mint State. A highly attractive and unworn specimen of this popular 18th century medal. Struck with Americans (and, undoubtedly, the American market) in mind, this piece features a fine portrait of Pitt on the obverse with the reverse inscription HE WHO HAVING SUCCEEDED IN SAVING THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN, a reference to Pitt's leadership in the Seven Year War (saving the parent) and his leadership in killing the Stamp Act (pleading for her children). This medal was copied ca. 1863, a variety known as Betts-515, which does not feature Pingo's signature under the bust. This example boasts beautiful lightly toned and somewhat reflective surfaces, rich light brown and gold with a good bit of mint color around the reverse legends. Interestingly, though perhaps unfortunately, some collector eons ago gently tooled away the light die crack at GVLI on the obverse. The die crack is seen on a small proportion of these, and there is a possibility this was done by the issuer in order to make it look less defective. It's undoubtedly old, as the surfaces are toned the same there as they are elsewhere, but tooling is tooling and tooling it remains. A little area of shallow roughness or verdigris present on the reverse at FO of FOR. A highly attractive specimen of this historic medal. While the "Pitt token" is listed in the Redbook and sells for thousands in this grade, this medal is from the same time and is just as historically apropos.

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Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 10014009

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