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    1783 Chalmers Sixpence, VF Details
    Rare Small Date W-1775

    1783 6PENCE Chalmers Sixpence, Small Date -- Plugged -- NGC Details. VF. Breen-1015, W-1775, High R.6. Ex: Ted L. Craig Collection. Annapolis, Maryland silversmith John Chalmers issued a series of silver tokens in 1783 to replace worn-out Spanish-American coinage. All Chalmers varieties are rare, though the shillings are encountered much more often than the other denominations. The sixpence varieties span from rare to uncollectible. Due to its sharpness on half the obverse and a majority of the reverse, the present piece is of considerable importance. A hole is plugged and tooled, effacing the CHA in CHALMERS, and the reverse shows uneven wear. Listed on page 53 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2014), lot 3272; The Poulos Family Collection, Part II / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2019), lot 4542.


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

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