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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 MS60
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 145169
Mint Mark B

1740-G 1/2 SOU M French Colonies Half Sou Marque, Poitiers Mint, Vlack 301, R.3 -- Bent -- NGC Details. Unc. First semester. Die alignment: 180?. Bright and Uncirculated, but with a slight bend. A very strong strike can best be seen in the remarkable detail in the obverse's crossed branches. The surfaces are a bit oxidized, but remain vibrant and attractive. Vlack points out that this issue was engraved by an unknown apprentice instead of the usual chief engraver, as evidenced by the use of the unidentified dog's-head diff?rent to the left of the date. This was the only year in which half sou marques were struck in Poitiers. Listed on page 55 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15229, realized $253.2. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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