1766 William Pitt Medal

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Diameter: 27.4 mm
Mintage/Proof: NA / NA
Weight: 5.6 grams
Metal: Silver
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William Pitt was revered by the American Colonists and his fellow Englishman for his arguments for the common man, which gave rise to his nickname, “Great Commoner”. This medal commemorates the repealing of the Stamp Act, which was in enacted in November 1765 and repealed in March 1766. Obverse displays a detailed bust of Pitt facing to the left, while wearing a braided wig and a coat. The legend states, “The Restorer of Commerce 1766: No Stamps”. The reverse depicts a ship under full sail, sailing to the right. In front of the ship is written, “America”. The reverse legend reads, ” Thanks to the friends of liberty and trade”.