Lot #5. 1762-BB French Colonies Sou Marque. Strasbourg Mint. Vlack-276a. Rarity-2. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC.
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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This is the (slightly) scarcer variety of the issue with a stop after ET in the reverse legend. Definitely a premium example, both sides exhibit a bright, satiny sheen with modest hints of brilliance evident at more direct angles. The strike is well centered and nicely executed, and the surfaces are free of detracting blemishes. For the Mint State Colonial-era type collector, it would be difficult for us to imagine a more attractive example of the French billon Sou Marque.