1739-Y Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 218. Rarity-8.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:125.00 CAD Estimated At:300.00 - 350.00 CAD
1739-Y Billon Sous Marques.  Vlack 218.  Rarity-8.

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Y – Bourges Mint - 1739-Y Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 218. Rarity-8. Fine overall, the planchet lightly but evenly rough. The legends are strong on either side, including the date and mintmark, as well as the distinct crescent different at the top obverse. The obverse design strong for the grade, the reverse one a bit weaker. Light gray, the surfaces rough as mentioned, about half the obverse and a small part of the reverse toned a much darker shade; the planchet distinctly out of round and made from a defective planchet cutter. Another exceedingly rare variety, and one that was also not found in the Ford or Vlack collections in any condition, a telling comment on rarity indeed! Vlack did have the 218a variety, also of this year but with an error legend, and that nice VF coin brought US $1,955 in spirited bidding, and that was the ONLY example from the Bourges mint that famous collection had (which was still one more than the Ford collection). We are pleased to be able to offer three examples from this rare mint – none of which were in the Vlack sale!