Early American And Related Tokens
John Chalmers Colonial Issues
A silversmith, named John Chalmers, struck a series of silver coins at Annapolis in 1783. They were all date 1783 and in the denominations of threepence, sixpence and shilling with different varities of the same design and in completely different designs. They were issued because people refused to accept the underweight cut Spanish coins, or "bits".

                                                                      VG
1783 Threepence............................................ $1,750
1783 Sixpence, Small Date............................... $2,800
1783 Sixpence, Large Date............................... $2,600
1783 Shilling, Birds, Long Worm (illustrated).......$1,400
1783 Shilling, Birds, Short Worm.......................$1,400
1783 Shilling, Rings..........................................VF $175,000


1783 6PENCE Chalmers Sixpence Large Date
1783 6PENCE Chalmers Sixpence Small Date
1783 SHLNG Chalmers Shilling, Short Worm
1783 3PENCE Chalmers Threepence
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