1783 Shilng Chalmers, Short Worm (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
596
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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

5 AU50 PCGS grade
5 AU50 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
8 XF45 PCGS grade
#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

#5 AU50 PCGS grade
#5 AU50 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
#8 XF45 PCGS grade
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 (perhaps all) 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.