Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 12

1766 Pitt Token Halfpenny. Sharpness of EF-40. This interesting token was made to commemorate William Pitt's efforts to have the stamp act repealed. The message is loud and clear; "THE RESTOrer OF COMMERCE" NO STAMPS" and on the reverse "THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF LIBERTY AND TRADE" with the merchant vessel under full sail and the statement "AMERICA" below. Well struck, but there is some minor planchet porosity on both sides, giving the coin a gray color, with some areas of copper worn through on the highest devices. Scarce and popular.

Realized $460

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