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Great Britain, gilt copper medal, 1814, William Pitt (the Younger) memorial, by T. Wyon Jr.

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Great Britain, gilt copper medal, 1814, William Pitt (the Younger) memorial, by T. Wyon Jr.
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Great Britain, gilt copper medal, 1814, William Pitt (the Younger) memorial, by T. Wyon Jr. BHM-786. 54.26 grams; 54mm. William Pitt (the Younger) (May 28, 1759 - Jan. 23, 1806) became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 23, holding the title from then until 1801 after which he reassumed office in 1804 until his death in 1806. He was renowned for his effective administration and handling of both domestic and foreign politics; he is considered to be among the best of British Prime Ministers. Obverse: high relief bust of Pitt at the center with RT. HONBLE WILLIAM PITT above and 1814 below truncation; Reverse: text memorializing Pitt and his life in politics; Edge: smooth. UNC with hairlines in the fields.