1744-W Sou M MS (PCGS# 158687)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 261
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1744/3-W French Colonies Sou Marque. Lille Mint. Vlack-205b. Rarity-5. MS-64 (PCGS). 33.95 grains. Superb frosty luster spins around both sides, with silvery surfaces showing light golden toning and only a few hints of discoloration on either side of the obverse device. Unworn and well struck, with raised die lines visible in the fields and a nice bold overdate. The Ford collection specimen of this issue was graded Fine and Vlack's was only VF. This would be a beautiful type coin and likely is among the finest survivors of the date and mint as well.