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    1766 William Pitt, VF
    Betts-514, Brass

    Betts-514. 1766 William Pitt. Brass. VF. 32.1 mm, 8.1 gm. Unsigned. A left-facing bust of William Pitt appears on the obverse of this piece along with the text, RIGHT HONORABLE WILLm PITT ESQ. The reverse consists of the inscription, THE MAN WHO HAVING SAVED THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN. Splashes of gold and golden-brown are present on this example. The obverse reveals a few areas of minor stains and corrosion and the first S of SUCCESS no longer remains visible.
    Ex: Russell B. Patterson Collection, (Bowers and Merena, 3/1985), lot 1729.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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