1740-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-19. Rarity-5. First Semester. AU-50 (PCGS).33.4 grains. The most readily obtainable Vlack number for this scarce Paris Mint issue, represented here by a visually appealing AU coin. Full silvering with iridescent steel-gray and reddish-gold toning to the obverse and at the upper reverse border. Nicely centered in strike with all features boldly rendered despite a touch of softness to the letter T in ET at the lower left reverse border. Lustrous for the grade and impressively smooth in hand.PCGS# 397980.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex seller lefoudubillet, via eBay, July 2015.