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    1783 Chalmers Shilling, XF45
    Short Worm, Breen-1011, W-1785

    1783 SHILNG Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm, Breen-1011, W-1785, High R.4, XF45 PCGS. CAC. The Annapolis, Maryland silversmith, John Chalmers, created his silver coinage to circulate in the local area and help resolve a serious coin shortage for the local commerce. The dies are often attributed to Thomas Sparrow whose initials appear on the smaller Chalmers sixpence. The more plentiful Chalmers shillings depict two birds on the date side that some call the obverse and others call the reverse. The Guide Book reports that the birds are doves, but perhaps they are sparrows, alluding to the die engraver's identity. The lovely Choice XF example has pleasing pewter-gray surfaces with tinges of gold toning. While the strike is not perfectly centered, the surfaces are exceptional. This impressive piece will make a nice addition to a colonial type collection. Listed on page 53 of the 2018 Guide Book. Population: 6 in 45, 7 finer. CAC: 2 in 45, 1 finer (6/17).
    From The Don Willis Collection of US Colonial Coinage

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AUU, PCGS# 596)


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    August, 2017
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