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Obverse of 1766 Pitt Halfpenny      Reverse of 1766 Pitt Halfpenny

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1766 Farthing
1766 Halfpenny 
Undated Pitt Medal

Although he was British, William Pitt was considered an ally of the Colonies and his efforts to have the hated Stamp Act repealed endeared him to the hearts of Americans.

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die was also used with 1760 Voce Populi Farthing - Nelson 2.

Significant examples:
In the February 2005 issue of NUMISMATIST (page 63), William Anton offered a 1766 Pitt Farthing in Brass for $245,000.00, describing it as follows: "Gem Uncirculated.  Ex. President Ruhterford Hayes."