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.
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.
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
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