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1740-E Sou M

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Type Coin
Title 1740-E Sou M
Date 1740
Grade AU50
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 158682
Denomination Sou M
Mint Mark E

1740-E SOU M French Colonies Sou Marque, Tours Mint, Vlack 78a, R.8 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. First semester. Die alignment: 180?. An extremely rare subvariety of an already rare date/mint combination, being the perfect date variant without a stop after the G in the reverse's D G FR. Toned gold in the fields, the original silver wash is present in the more protected areas. A reverse rim cud can be seen at 3 o'clock. While the Ford collection included a 1740-E, his example was of the slightly more common subvariety with a stop after G. Listed on page 55 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15232, realized $240. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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