1783 6Pence Chalmers, Large Date MS (PCGS# 594)
Lot Number: 7169
1783 John Chalmers Sixpence. W-1765. URS-2 or 3. Large Date, "Punctuated Date" 17.83. VF-35 (PCGS). CAC. PCGS has mounted this coin with the reverse up in the holder. Deep steel-gray with some slate highlights in the protected areas. Smooth and essentially problem free, though we do note an old reverse scratch beneath LIS. Struck slightly off-center on the obverse with the rim to the tops of MERS, otherwise nicely centered, especially on the reverse. The "punctuated date" variety, though the "punctuation" is nothing more than the end on one of the four branches that extends from the clasped hands at the center of the obverse. Readily among the finest examples seen by PCGS, as well as by the present cataloger. Finer pieces exist, but this issue seldom comes to market in any grade. The next steward of this tiny bit of American history will no doubt be pleased to showcase this in his or her early American cabinet.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-weight: bold;">Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> </strong>A splendid coin, as described, of a variety that can be viewed as a store card in addition to as an early American issue. This was a private production of John Chalmers, advertising (in a way) his business.