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Wed, Mar 16, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 192

Chalmers Threepence 1783 PCGS AU55

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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John Chalmers (American, 18th century). One exceedingly rare 1783 three pence coin featuring two arms clasped in friendship along the obverse surrounded by "I. CHALMER, ANNAP'S." The reverse features a branch and wreath surrounded by "THREE ∑ PENCE ∑ 1783 ∑" Graded by PCGS as AU55 meaning that there is full detail with light friction on the high points and considerable luster remains.

In the year 1783 John Chalmers produced threepence, sixpence, and shillings in Annapolis, Maryland. These coins served as a means to promote himself as well as earn income. He was a member of the Common Council and may have attended meetings with the Continental Congress. There are very few examples of Chalmer's threepence with an estimated surviving population of around twenty specimens.


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