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    XF Short Worm 1783 Chalmers Shilling

    1783 SHLNG Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm XF40 PCGS. Crosby Pl. IX, 5, Breen-1011. The alignment of the fence between the two N's of the obverse legend is diagnostic for the variety. An attractively detailed slate-gray representative. The fields display a few faint thin marks, and show occasional evidence of smoothing. John Chalmers was an Annapolis, Maryland silversmith, who coined a series of rare silver issues to reduce the number of clipped and worn-out Spanish colonial pieces in his community. The uncommon motif of two birds sharing a worm, snake, or branch is open to interpretation. A popular theory is the design is a plea for the states to stop quarreling and unite under the new Federal constitution. Listed on page 49 of the 2008 Guide Book. Population: 9 in 40, 4 finer (12/07).
    From The Liberty Collection of United States Colonial Coinage. (NGC ID# 2AUU, PCGS# 596)


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