Obv: Bust of Charles Fox, GLORY BE THINE INTREPID FOX FIRM AS OLD ALBIONS BATTER’D ROCKS in two lines above. Rev: Seven line inscription reading RESISTLESS SPEAKER FAITHFUL GUIDE THE COURTIERS DREAD THE PATRIOTS PRIDE, bordered by crossed branches of oak and laurel. Edge: MANUFACTURED BY W. LUTWYCHE BIRMINGHAM .X.X
Uncirculated and Choice brown. Scarce.
A staunch supporter of both the French revolution and the American colonies, the underprivileged, and parliamentary reform. After Pitt’s death in 1806, Fox became the most colorful personality in the House. He lived long enough to see passage of his bill abolishing slavery on June 10, and died on September 13, 1806. He was buried in Westminster Abbey next to his longtime opponent, William Pitt.