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SERIES: U.S. Colonial Issues
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1783 Shilng Chalmers, Short Worm (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU53

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45
PCGS #:
596
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Auction Record:
$49,938 • PCGS AU50 • 2-22-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 estimated grade  
5 AU50 PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2531 (as “Perfectly uncirculated...”) - Frederick Stanton Perkins - Robert Perkins, from the previous owner in 2/1881 - Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:204, $49,938

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 estimated grade  
5 AU50 PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2531 (as “Perfectly uncirculated...”) - Frederick Stanton Perkins - Robert Perkins, from the previous owner in 2/1881 - Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:204, $49,938

5 AU50 PCGS grade  
5 AU50 PCGS grade  
8 XF45 PCGS grade  
8 XF45 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The "worm" is the squiggly, vertical line between the two birds, NOT the horizontal snake in the upper half of the circle.  A quick way to tell the difference between the two varieties is to look at the worm: on the "Long Worm" variety, the worm is heads-up while on the "Short Worm" variety, the worm is upside-down.  Both varieties share the same reverse.

Many (perhaps all) of the Short Worm examples have a raised die line connecting the S of SHILLING with the head of the bird on the left.  They may also show a raised die chip just below the tail of the snake.