|Title||1740-B French Colonies 1/2 Sou Marque|
|Service Catalog #||145169|
1740-B 1/2 SOU M French Colonies Half Sou Marque, Rouen Mint, Vlack 298, R.3, VF35 NGC. First semester. Die alignment: 180?. A handsome piece, well-preserved with strong details. The obverse has a bit of surface roughness, common on these billon coins, but the silver wash with which these pieces were treated after striking remains fairly bright on this example. A small mark to the left of the crown is noted. The reverse is more muted, but is largely problem-free. This was the only year in which half sou marques were struck in Rouen. Listed on page 55 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15228, realized $132. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|