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1740-BB 1/2 SOU M French Colonies Half Sou Marque MS64 PCGS. CAC. Breen-690, Vlack-325....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

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Auction Ended On: Nov 29, 2012
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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1740-BB 1/2 SOU M French Colonies Half Sou Marque MS64 PCGS. CAC. Breen-690, Vlack-325. The BB mintmark is associated with Strasbourg. While the sou Marque is not rare as a French Colonies type, the half sou Marque is decidedly tougher to find. Most survivors are in low grades, and have patchy or absent silver wash, which is unbroken on the present near-Gem. A well and struck and beautiful piece, slightly wavy as made. The O in DOM is widely repunched. Listed on page 53 of the 2013 Guide Book.
Ex: Ft. Lauderdale FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 6901, which realized $1,725.
(PCGS# 158600)

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