1739-P Sou M MS (PCGS# 158670)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 16
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The NGC insert incorrectly attributes this piece as a 1739-A sou marque, but the P mintmark of the Dijon Mint is readily evident. More difficult to discern is the digit 3 in the date, which has been effaced by a planchet flaw (as made) in that area. Enough of the digit 9 is evident, however, to attribute the coin as a 1739-P. Other flan flaws are scattered about, especially over the right central obverse, although we see no post production blemishes of note. Warm silver-gray patina with flashes of a semi prooflike finish shining forth from the fields as the surfaces dip into a light.