1739-M Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 143. Rarity-8.

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1739-M Billon Sous Marques.  Vlack 143.  Rarity-8.

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M – Toulouse Mint - 1739-M Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 143. Rarity-8. Very Fine/Fine, the obverse stronger than the reverse. The obverse legend is full, the tops of a few letters at the base weaker than the rest, but all there, and the date is bold; struck from a late state of this die with a large cud forming above the date, notable die chipping in the left field and another cud at the I of SIT. The reverse legend is full save for the V of XV, and the design detail is weak at the right fleur-de-lys, partially due to die failure, partially to a small striation in that spot. Light gray with mottled darker colors, an attractive shade, the reverse a trifle rough. Toulouse is another rare mint, and for the 7 years that it struck the Sous Marques, Vlack calls 2 of them Rarity-7 and the rest are all Rarity-8; its rarity underscored by the fact that the Ford collection did not contain a single example from this mint. The Vlack coin was ridiculously undergraded in that sale, called VG/Fine, yet with full silvering and practically unworn (and the nicest example from this mint for any date that this cataloguer recalls seeing).