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    1783 Chalmers Shilling, AG Details
    W-1795, Rings Reverse, Ex: Newman

    1783 SHILNG Chalmers Shilling, Rings -- Holed -- NGC Details. AG. Breen-1010, W-1795, R.7. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. 52.5 grains, 91% silver, 8% copper, per NGC metallurgical tests. There are only five known examples of this extremely important Chalmers variety, including this example, the Lauder coin that is plugged, one from the Norweb Collection (donated by the family to the Smithsonian Institution), the Garrett piece, and the Mickley-Ford example that was the only one known to Crosby. He wrote: "The shilling first to be described is supposed to be unique. ... At the sale of the Mickley collection (No. 2527,) it brought fifty dollars: as its present owner is unknown to us, no further particulars regarding it can be given."

    The obverse of the Rings shilling has the central cursive inscription "Equal to One Shi" above clasped hands, with the date and peripheral legend I. CHALMERS ANNAPOLIS. The reverse has a circle of 12 intertwined rings with a 13th ring inside the circle at the bottom. Stars appear inside 11 of the 12 outer rings, with a Divine Eye, a Liberty cap on a pole, and two additional stars at the center.

    Despite its condition, collectors and numismatists will relish the opportunity to acquire the Eric P. Newman example of the Chalmers Rings Shilling. This piece combines pewter-gray surfaces with attractive champagne and steel toning.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $25.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Eric P. Newman Collection, Part V (Heritage, 11/2014), lot 3007; The Poulos Family Collection, Part II / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2019), lot 4546.


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

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