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1742-V Sou Marque. Troyes Mint. Vlack-198. Rarity-5. MS-63 (PCGS).

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Stack's Bowers Auction November 2019 Baltimore Colonial Coins and Americana Auction Nov-2019 1742-V Sou Marque. Troyes Mint. Vlack-198. Rarity-5. MS-63 (PCGS). This is an exceptional example of the type with a bright silver gray appearance that is unusual for a sou marque attributed to one of the French provincial mints such as that in Troyes. Billon is a soft alloy of silver, copper and tin that, in its most desirable form, simulates coins that are predominantly or entirely silver. To achieve such an appearance the planchet needs a sufficiently high proportion of silver or, less desirably, tin, a result often achieved at the Paris Mint but far less so at the provincial mints. The softness of the billon alloy leads to many examples displaying prominent flan flaws, however such features are absent on this premium quality example. In fact, both sides are smooth and inviting with a delightful satin texture. Sharply struck throughout, this is one of the nicest sou marques from any mint that we have ever offered. Vlack-198 is a scarcer issue from Troyes, most examples from which are dated 1739 (Vlack-191 or 193). PCGS# 395006. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

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PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value
395006 PCGS 05875380 1 0
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