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    1766 William Pitt Farthing, XF
    Betts-520, Brass, Cast Flan

    Betts-520. 1766 William Pitt Farthing. Brass, cast flan. XF. 25.3 mm, 4.1 gm. Unsigned. An extremely rare piece, this farthing is one of an estimated 10 to 15 known survivors and was also struck to commemorate William Pitt's successful effort to repeal the Stamp Act. There are only a few minor design differences between this farthing and the half penny offered above. Sharply struck, this piece displays tremendous visual appeal. Additional attributes include pleasing natural brass color, with the protected areas revealing slightly lighter shades. The high points reveal light wear.
    Ex: Roper Collection (Stack's, 12/1983), lot 169.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January, 2014
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