Coin Specifications

Category: John Chalmers - Maryland
Mint: Private
Obverse Designer: Thomas Sparrow
Reverse Designer: Thomas Sparrow
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 17.5mm
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1783 LG DATE CHALMERS MARYLAND 6P MS obverse 1783 LG 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: 2
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 55

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1783 LG DATE CHALMERS 6P MARYLAND MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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Total-----1---1------------2
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NGC Registry Score 1783 LG DATE CHALMERS 6P MARYLAND MS
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Base2525267128074141608979609234102261047610664108541104711586121451272313321139391457915240159231706020977
2574271632524790671383859565103091053910727109181122711772123381292213527141521479915468163021836622026
00000095651030910539107271091811227117721233812922135271415214799154681630200
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