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1740-B French Colonies 1/2 Sou Marque

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Type Coin
Title 1740-B French Colonies 1/2 Sou Marque
Date 1740
Grade VF35
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 145169
Mint Mark B

1740-B 1/2 SOU M French Colonies Half Sou Marque, Rouen Mint, Vlack 298, R.3, VF35 NGC. First semester. Die alignment: 180?. A handsome piece, well-preserved with strong details. The obverse has a bit of surface roughness, common on these billon coins, but the silver wash with which these pieces were treated after striking remains fairly bright on this example. A small mark to the left of the crown is noted. The reverse is more muted, but is largely problem-free. This was the only year in which half sou marques were struck in Rouen. Listed on page 55 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15228, realized $132. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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