1740-S Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 182. Rarity-8.

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:40.00 CAD Estimated At:100.00 - 125.00 CAD
1740-S Billon Sous Marques.  Vlack 182.  Rarity-8.

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S- Reims Mint - 1740-S Billon Sous Marques. Vlack 182. Rarity-8. Very Good/Good, a very well-worn issue, but an extremely rare variety. The obverse weak at the top, including the date, though the final digit can be partially seen, enough to securely identify the piece since Reims struck Sous Marques only from 1738-1740; the lower three quarters of this side stronger, with the legend and mintmark all there, the design mostly so. The reverse is much weaker, with most of the top of the coin gone, and traces of legends at the bottom. Light silver color, the surfaces finely grainy, suggesting perhaps a higher-grade coin that spent some time underground. In any event, an exceedingly rare issue, the only example we have seen of the variety at auction was the Vlack coin, a lovely VF that brought US $1,840 over a decade ago (after starting at just $100!). This is one of the rare occasions where the Half Sous variety of a given date and mint are actually more available than the Sous. This will be an admirable hole filler for the specialist until (or if) they are lucky enough to find a better example.