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    1783 Chalmers Threepence, AU53+
    Important Colonial-Era Issue
    W-1760, Strong Definition

    1783 3PENCE Chalmers Threepence AU53+ PCGS. CAC. Breen-1018, W-1760, R.5. The coinage conditions of the period were such that John Chalmers, a silversmith in Annapolis, Maryland, felt compelled to strike his own coins. Chalmers was upset by the lack of circulating change in general and the preponderance of unscrupulously cut Spanish fractionals. He struck threepence, sixpence, and shilling coins in 1783 to remedy the situation, with multiple varieties known for the sixpence and shilling.

    This lovely, high-end threepence in AU53+ displays antique golden-gray patina with lavender and peach-orange accents. The legends and motifs are strong with minimal trace of rub. Struck slightly off-center toward 11 o'clock on the obverse (the coin is upside down in the holder). Listed on page 53 of the 2020 Guide Book. Population: 2 in 53 (2 in 53+), 8 finer. CAC: 1 in 53, 2 finer (9/19). (NGC ID# 2AUP, PCGS# 592)


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

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
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