Coin Specifications

Category: Early American - Post-Declaration (1776-1820)
Mint: Private
Obverse Designer: Thomas Sparrow
Reverse Designer: Thomas Sparrow
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 17.5mm
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1783 SM DATE CHALMERS MARYLAND 6P MS obverse 1783 SM DATE CHALMERS MARYLAND 6P MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1783, the year that the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution, an Annapolis, Maryland silversmith named John Chalmers struck silver threepence, sixpence and shillings. These coins clearly circulated in Colonial Maryland and examples are seen in a wide range of grades.

The initials “TS” on reverse dies used to strike Chalmers sixpence are for Thomas Sparrow, the engraver of that die and possibly all of the Chalmers coinage. Sparrow was also an engraver of Maryland paper money.

There are two main varieties of Chalmers sixpence: large date and small date. The large date examples can be further distinguished by whether there is a period in the middle of the date (e.g. “17.83”) or a period after the date. The small date pieces have either a six-pointed star after “SIX” or an eight-pointed star.

The Chalmers sixpence are rarer than both their threepence and shilling counterparts.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: F
High Grade: F

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1783 SM DATE CHALMERS 6P MARYLAND MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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Total---1------------------1
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NGC Registry Score 1783 SM DATE CHALMERS 6P MARYLAND MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3009312632384565668581539415105151071310904110981129411842124091299613604142321488115552162461740021373
304831633680527271748574978210581107771096911163114771203112605131991381314448151051578316631187240
00000097821058110777109691116311477120311260513199138131444815105157831663100
000000101481064710840110331122911659122201280013401140231466515328160151701500
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