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Sale 48

Lot 215

1783 John Chalmers Annapolis Shilling with Short Worm Breen-1011. NGC graded EF-40. Attractive glossy medium steel gray. The surfaces are smooth and the eye appeal is excellent. The only marks are a few very faint planchet lamination lines on each side, but it takes a strong glass to find them, plus a couple very light hairline scratches well left of the date. The legends are clear and complete on both sides, but the strike is a bit uneven with some weakness at the lower left of the obverse and at the opposing area on the left edge of the reverse. The date is bold. These were struck by John Chalmers, a silversmith in Annapolis, Maryland, to help alleviate the shortage of acceptable silver coins in the area. The "short worm" version is slightly more common that the "long worm" type, but both are quite rare. NGC population 1 with 4 finer.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 8,000.

Realized $9,200

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