1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1785. Birds, Short Worm. EF-40 (PCGS).

1783 Jo

11000
1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1785. Birds, Short Worm. Good-6 (PCGS).

1783 Jo

1300
1767-A Sou. Paris Mint. Breen-701. RF Counterstamp. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC.

1767-A

400
1739-W Sou Marque. Lille Mint. Vlack-200. Rarity-2. MS-63 (PCGS).

1739-W

900
1783 Nova Constellatio Copper. Crosby 1-A, W-1860. Rarity-4. CONSTELLATIO, Pointed Rays, Large U.S.

1783 No

350
1783 Nova Constellatio Copper. Crosby 2-B, W-1865. Rarity-2. CONSTELLATIO, Pointed Rays, Small U.S.

1783 No

1000
1783 Nova Constellatio Copper. Crosby 3-C, W-1875. Rarity-3. CONSTELATIO, Blunt Rays. Genuine--Envir

1783 No

500
1785 Nova Constellatio Copper. Crosby 3-B, W-1895. Rarity-2. CONSTELLATIO, Pointed Rays. MS-62 BN (P

1785 No

2000
1785 Nova Constellatio Copper. Crosby 3-B, W-1895. Rarity-2. CONSTELLATIO, Pointed Rays. EF-45 (PCGS

1785 No

600
1785 Immune Columbia / Nova Constellatio. W-1982. Rarity-8. 13 Stars. Silver. Plain Edge. EF Details

1785 Im

25000
1787 Immunis Columbia Copper / Large Eagle Reverse. W-5680. Plain Edge. MS-64 BN (PCGS).

1787 Im

20000
1787 Massachusetts Half Cent. Ryder 4-C, W-5940. Rarity-2. AU-50 (PCGS).

1787 Ma

1000
1788 Massachusetts Half Cent. Ryder 1-B, W-6010. Rarity-2. AU-55 BN (NGC).

1788 Ma

1200
1787 Massachusetts Cent. Ryder 6-G, W-6140. Rarity-4-. Stout Indian, Arrows in Left Talon. VF-25 (PC

1787 Ma

450
1788 Massachusetts Cent. Ryder 1-D, W-6190. Rarity-3-. Period After MASSACHUSETTS. MS-65 BN (NGC).

1788 Ma

12000
1778-1779 (Circa 1780) Rhode Island Ship Medal. Betts-563, W-1740. Wreath Below Ship. Brass. AU-58 (

1778-17

2000
1778-1779 (Circa 1780) Rhode Island Ship Medal. Betts-563, W-1740. Wreath Below Ship. Brass. MS-62 (

1778-17

4000
1778-1779 (Circa 1780) Rhode Island Ship Medal. Betts-563, W-1740. Wreath Below Ship. Brass. MS-64 (

1778-17

8000
1766 Pitt Halfpenny Token. Betts-519, W-8350. Copper. VF Details--Environmental Damage (PCGS).

1766 Pi

400
1766 Pitt Halfpenny Token. Betts-519, W-8350. Copper. VF-25 (PCGS).

1766 Pi

1000
1766 Pitt Halfpenny Token. Betts-519, W-8350. Copper. VF-35 (PCGS).

1766 Pi

1000
1766 Pitt Halfpenny Token. Betts-519, W-8350. Rarity-3. Copper. AU-50 (PCGS).

1766 Pi

1800
1766 Pitt Halfpenny Token. Betts-519, W-8350. Rarity-3. Copper. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC.

1766 Pi

2000
1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny. Nelson-4, Zelinka 2-A, W-13820. Rarity-3. AU-53 (PCGS). CAC.

1760 Vo

600
1760 Voce Populi Halfpenny. Nelson-2, W-13820. Rarity-3. VF-35 (PCGS).

1760 Vo

300
1739Higley鹿图案铜币 PCGS G 4

1739Hig

40000
Undated (1737) Higley Copper. Freidus 3.3-C, W-8280. Rarity-7. VALUE ME AS YOU PLEASE / J CUT MY WAY

Undated

20000
Undated (Circa 1670) New Yorke in America Token. Brass. VF Details--Holed and/or Plugged (PCGS).

Undated

8000
Undated (Circa 1694) London Elephant Token. Hodder 2-B, W-12040. GOD PRESERVE LONDON. Thick Planchet

Undated

2000
1723 Woods Hibernia Halfpenny. Martin 4.57-Gc.13, W-13120. Rarity-3. MS-64 BN (NGC).

1723 Wo

1000

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拍品分类 外国钱币 品相 PCGS AU55
拍品估价 USD 35000 成交价 USD 25850
拍卖专场 SBP2017年3月巴尔地摩-美国钱币#1 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2017-03-30 04:00:00 结标日期 2017-03-30 10:00:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1783年约翰-查默斯先令 PCGS AU 55。1783 John Chalmers Shilling. W-1785. Birds, Short Worm. AU-55 (PCGS).;An exceptionally well produced and preserved example that certainly ranks among the finest known survivors of the type. Whereas many Chalmers shillings display less-than-perfect centering, the impression on both sides of this coin is ideally centered within uniformly denticulated borders. The definition to the devices is no less impressive, the design universally sharp on both the obverse and reverse. For the former we note uncommonly full detail to the clasped hands, while on the reverse the central motif with the birds, worm and snake is remarkably well rendered and fully appreciable. Smooth and attractive, the surfaces exhibit mottled steel gray and sandy-silver patina that further enhances already memorable eye appeal.

Coins of this type are attributed to John Chalmers, a goldsmith and silversmith in Annapolis, Maryland. Chalmers issued these coins to prevent some of the abusive practices associated with fractional parts of the Spanish dollar, those being the most widely used coins in the early United States. While it was customary at the time to cut Spanish dollars into halves, quarters and eighths, unscrupulous persons would attempt to make a profit by cutting five "quarters" or nine or ten "eighths" out of one coin.

Chalmers solution to this problem was to redeem various fractional parts in exchange for his own coins, charging a commission for this service. Examples were produced in threepence, sixpence and shilling denominations, the dies engraved by Thomas Sparrow, if not by Chalmers himself, and the coins struck at a building at the corner of Fleet and Cornhill streets in Annapolis. Given that several hundred Chalmers pieces are known today, and that most display significant wear from extensive commercial use, the issue appears to have been well received by the contemporary public and widely used in commerce.<p>In an absolute sense, of course, all Chalmers coins are rare irrespective of denomination or variety. Those most often seen are shillings of the bird type, the short worn variant a bit more plentiful than its long worn counterpart. Few are as expertly produced or carefully preserved as the present example, however, making this an ideal candidate for inclusion in the finest type set or specialized collection of early American coinage.;From the Antony Bettencourt Collection.