Breen-1011, W-1785 Short Worm variety.
As specialists in colonial coins we have tried to buy nice examples of all early American issues as we see them. For some types, including Hibernia or Virginia Halfpennies, for example, we have handled many nice pieces through the years. But for others, such as this Chalmers Shilling, we can count on one hand the number of pleasing coins we have ever had the chance to offer.
Oh sure, we’ve seen others, but most of this type are either very poorly struck or way off-center or harshly cleaned or impaired in some way (or some combination of the above), and we’ve passed on those.
And while this one is not perfect, with a few light lines in the central reverse, it is a very nice example of this type that is about as evenly struck and well-centered as these come, with very pleasing light silvery gray color and excellent eye-appeal.
Note that this coin has been verified by CAC.
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