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1739-D Sou Marque

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Type Coin
Title 1739-D Sou Marque
Date 1739
Grade MS61
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 168194
Mint Mark D

1739-D SOU M French Colonies Sou Marque, Lyon Mint, Vlack 71, R.1, MS61 NGC. First semester. Die alignment: 180?. Pale golden-gray surfaces with slate-colored features make this Uncirculated sou marque a perfect choice for a Colonial-era type set. The silvering is intact, and the strike, while typically soft, is even and clear. These billon coins were circulating in North America for some time before they were given explicit sanction to do so by the French crown, and they played an important role in promoting commerce in the French Colonial possessions. Listed on page 55 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15230, realized $408. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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