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Ref: 4367

William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, silver medal by Thomas Pingo

 

Obv: bewigged bust left of William Pitt the Elder

Rev: THE MAN WHO HAVING SAVED THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN


Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 40mm

References: BHM 100; E 713; Betts 516

 

Notes: The Stamp Act of 1765 authorised a tax on American colonists and caused much grievance. It was repealed the following year as a matter of expediency by the British government, but had already given rise to the colonists’ slogan “No Taxation Without Representation”. Ultimately it began a chain of events which led to American independence.

 

Price £350

William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, silver medal
William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, silver medal

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