Stack's Bowers - The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Lot #163


  • PCGS
  • 30
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $12,650.00
Description

1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1785. URS-8. Short Worm. VF-30 (PCGS).

PCGS has mounted this coin with the reverse up in the holder, per the orientation pictured in both the 2011 Guide Book and the 2009 Bowers/Bressett reference Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. Of this type, Bowers and Bressett state: "Usually with areas of localized weakness from misaligned dies or uneven planchet thickness." Not so the present coin. This is a premium example of the type in every regard, and it has eye appeal that is far superior to the VF-30 grade assigned by PCGS. Both sides exhibit even, bold-to-sharp striking detail on both sides, the impression also nicely centered on the planchet. Light, original, silver-gray patina is another strong suit, and there is enough detail remaining to suggest an EF grade. Sure to sell for a very strong bid.
    Privately issued by John Chalmers, a silversmith in Annapolis, Maryland, Shillings of this type were readily accepted by a local economy starved for high-quality circulating coinage. The Shillings are Chalmers' most frequently encountered coinage in today's market, although he also issued Threepence and Sixpence.

PCGS#: 596

Coin Specifications
Category Shilling
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 0.00
Designer N/A
Composition UNK
Weight N/A
Melt Value N/A
Diameter 0.00mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
30 $0.00 $0.00 $13,500.00 $4,500.00
35 $0.00 $0.00 $15,000.00 $5,000.00
40 $0.00 $0.00 $17,500.00 $5,833.33
45 $0.00 $0.00 $20,000.00 $6,666.67
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
30 NGC 0 6 17
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.