Pitt Tokens

William Pitt, the British politician who endeared himself to America, is the subject of these pieces, probably intended as commemorative medalets. The so-called halfpenny served as currency during a shortage of regular coinage. The reverse legend (THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF LIBERTY AND TRADE) refers to Pitt’s efforts to have the Stamp Act repealed. The Pitt farthing-size tokens, struck in brass or copper, are rare.

Pitt Tokens
Pitt Tokens

Pitt Tokens

Grade Price Guide
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G Good. Good.
  • VG V. Good. V. Good.
  • F Fine. Fine.
  • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
  • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
  • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
  • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
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