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

1783 Shilng Chalmers, Rings (Regular Strike)

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PCGS VF25
PCGS #:
597
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Auction Record:
$172,500 • CH VF (VF35? 40?) • 5-1-2004 • Stack's
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 F15 estimated grade  

Henry Chapman (discovered in March 1906) - John Story Jenks - Henry Chapman, 12/1921:5521 - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy, 10/1980:1313, $75,000 - John L. Roper II Collection - Stack's 12/1983:175, $24,200 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5659, $129,250

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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 F15 estimated grade  

Henry Chapman (discovered in March 1906) - John Story Jenks - Henry Chapman, 12/1921:5521 - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy, 10/1980:1313, $75,000 - John L. Roper II Collection - Stack's 12/1983:175, $24,200 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5659, $129,250

Ron Guth: The 1783 Chalmers Shilling with the Rings Reverse is one of the rarest of all U.S. Colonial coin types.  Only five examples are known, the finest of which is the NGC VF25 that recently sold in the Donbald Partrick Collection (2015) for $129,250.  That example was double struck, which caused some loss of details, but condition is often irrelevant when the rarity is so profound.  These rarely appear at auction, so collectors have few opportunities to purchase one.