1740-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-19a. Rarity-7. Second Semester. AU-53 (PCGS).32.2 grains. Abundant silvering with blushes of steel patina to otherwise golden-gray surfaces. A tad softly struck at the lower right obverse and upper right reverse borders, yet bold to sharp elsewhere with the overall design fully appreciable. There are neither significant flan flaws nor troublesome marks to distract the eye.PCGS# 397980.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Jeff Rock, September 2006.