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1783 Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm

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Type Coin
Title 1783 Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm
Date 1783
Grade EF45
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 596
Denomination SHILNG

1783 SHILNG Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm, Breen-1011, W-1785, R.4, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 45?. Slate gray fields and bright silver highlights in the protected areas give this Chalmers shilling strong eye appeal. This piece is of above-average strike, with consistently bold design elements and lettering. A touch off-center, as are many Chalmers coins, most notably toward 4 o'clock on the reverse. Most examples of the Chalmers coinage show evidence of having been widely accepted in circulation. While the number struck must have been significant, all of the varieties and denominations are scarce, if not rare, today. Only three are graded finer by NGC (7/17). Listed on page 53 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15018, realized $10500. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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