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    1783 Chalmers Shilling, VF30
    Short Worm, W-1785

    1783 SHILNG Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm VF30 PCGS. Breen-1011, W-1785, High R.4. Annapolis silversmith John Chalmers became sufficiently annoyed at the worn out, cut down Spanish-American silver then in commerce that he took the initiative to issue his own silver coinage. Seven die varieties are confirmed across three denominations, though only the Long and Short Worm shillings appear regularly at auction. This evenly struck silver-gray example has rose-red and powder-blue undertones. The mildly granular surfaces offer well-defined legends. The birds, worm, hedge, and wreath are also fairly sharp, though the clasped hands show wear consistent with the grade. Listed on page 52 of the 2021 Guide Book.

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

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    August, 2020
    3rd-9th Monday-Sunday
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