Lot #21. 1740-A French Colonies Half Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-295. Rarity-3. MS-62 (PCGS).
The September 2009 Philadelphia Rarities Sale - 9/22/2009
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PCGS has mounted this coin with the reverse up in the holder, per the designation of obverse and reverse for the type in the 2004 book An Illustrated Catalogue of the French Billon Coinage in the Americas by Robert A. Vlack. Both sides exhibit light, even, golden-gray patina to boldly impressed features. The planchet is a bit rough (as made), but there are no mentionable abrasions.