Colonials : Pre-1776 Private and Regional Issues : Pitt Tokens

Obverse of 1766 Pitt Halfpenny Reverse of 1766 Pitt Halfpenny

Although William Pitt was British, he was considered an ally of the Colonies and his efforts to have the hated Stamp Act repealed endeared him to the hearts of Americans.

Denominations and varieties:
1766 Farthing
1766 Halfpenny 
Undated Pitt Medal

Significant examples:
In the February 2005 issue of NUMISMATIST (page 63), William Anton offered a 1766 Pitt Farthing in Brass for $245,000.00, describing it as follows: "Gem Uncirculated.  Ex. President Rutherford Hayes."