Stack's Bowers - The March 2013 Baltimore Auction Lot #202


  • PCGS
  • 58
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $60,512.50
Description

1783 John Chalmers Threepence. W-1760. AU-58 (PCGS).

Boldly Struck Choice AU 1783 Chalmers Threepence

20.06 grains. A freshly original and boldly detailed example of this diminutive production of the John Chalmers workshop in Annapolis. Good luster remains on both sides, amidst deep gray surfaces with hints of lighter silver color in protected areas. The reverse is fairly well centered, with die edge visible right of the date and denticles from 1 o'clock to 8 o'clock. The obverse is ideally centered (something of a feat for a hand-struck coin this size) and boldly detailed, with every engraved line present and easy to see. Mark free and choice. Mr. Craige called this piece "Gem; UNC." It is one of the finest specimens of this issue we have seen, though most survivors are either damaged (particularly holed for use as charms) or in relatively high grade. Examples this nice are rarely encountered.

PCGS#: 592

Pedigree: From the Ted L. Craige Collection. Earlier ex: Richard Picker Collection, November 21, 1961. Paper envelope with pedigree notation included.

Coin Specifications
Category Threepence
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
58 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
58 $0.00 $0.00 $60,000.00 $20,000.00
63 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
63 $0.00 $0.00 $115,000.00 $38,333.33
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Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
58 NGC 0 0 0
58 NGC 0 0 0
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