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    William Pitt, Fine
    Betts-521, Brass

    Betts-521. William Pitt. Brass. Fine. 32.9 mm, 10.5 gm. Unsigned. Featuring a nearly facing portrait of William Pitt, the obverse includes the text, LIBERTATIS VINDEX (with the N reversed), with GUL: PITT below. The translation is, "Wm. Pitt, the defender of Liberty." The reverse includes a central design with hands clasped in the foreground and an upward facing sword behind them with a liberty cap on the tip of the sword. Surrounding those design elements are olive branches springing from the sword guard. The legend translates as, "Britain and America United." Though this piece exhibits wear, the medal retains a pleasing degree of detail. Scattered areas of verdigris and corrosion are present.
    Purchased from Ted Craige.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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

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