1738-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-16. Rarity-1. AU-53 (PCGS).35.0 grains. Nearly full silvering has toned nicely in antique golden-gray. The surfaces are exceptionally smooth and reveal traces of original luster in the protected areas around many of the design elements. Sharply struck from a late die state, both sides show considerable crumbling around the peripheries.PCGS# 158658.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Paris collector, via American Heritage Minting, December 28, 1995.