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Obverse of 1766 Pitt Medal     Reverse of 1766 Pitt Medal

"Choice Prooflike Uncirculated".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, June 9, 2001, Lot 1335, where it was described as follows: "(1766) William Pitt Medal in Copper, Choice Prooflike Uncirculated.  319.4 grains. Betts 516. Choice, original color and surfaces, with glossy, Prooflike luster on both sides. The legend on the reverse reads: THE MAN WHO HAVING SAVED THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN". We've offered several of the silver versions of this medal over the past five years, but this is only the third copper example we've seen in the same period and this one is the finest of all, by far! William Pitt, also known as the Elder Pitt and the Great Commoner, was an English politician who was instrumental in building Britain's huge empire in the 1700s by defeating the French in Africa, Canada, India, and on the seas. He opposed attempts to tax America and was regarded as a friendly voice in the British government."

Silver versions are also known of this medal