1783 Shilng Chalmers, Short Worm XF40

CERTIFICATION#: 02676573
PCGS#: 596

Owner's Comments

Have you seen a Chalmers Shilling of any variety that was as original as this piece AND as well centered? I have not in about 30 years worth of looking, and so when I saw this coin I bought it! I also think this coin is a bit undergraded, but I did not want to resubmit it and lose the old green holder.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The "worm" is the squiggly, vertical line between the two birds, NOT the horizontal snake in the upper half of the circle.  A quick way to tell the difference between the two varieties is to look at the worm: on the "Long Worm" variety, the worm is heads-up while on the "Short Worm" variety, the worm is upside-down.  Both varieties share the same reverse.

Many of the Short Worm examples have a raised die line connecting the S of SHILLING with the head of the bird on the left.  They may also show a raised die chip just below the tail of the snake.

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade  
2 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 PCGS grade  
3 AU53 estimated grade  
5 AU50 PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2531 (as “Perfectly uncirculated...”) - Frederick Stanton Perkins - Robert Perkins, from the previous owner in 2/1881 - Ted L. Craige Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2013:204, $49,938