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John Chalmers

Biography

Born in Annapolis, Maryland.Married, possibly in 1769, with two sons. He served during the Revolutionary War as a recruiting officer and supply officer. He worked as a silversmith in Annapolis.

In 1783 he was elected to the common council of Annapolis. He moved to Baltimore after 1791. At age 64 he served again during the War of 1812 in defense of Baltimore and the battle of Fort McHenry.

In 1783 he issued silver shillings, sixpence and threepence. It is believed some dies were engraved by Thomas Sparrow.

bio: NUM 97 Nov 1984 pages 2293-2312

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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