1740/39-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-19e, var. Second Semester. AU Details--Scratch (PCGS).32.2 grains. Second semester examples of this overdate variety are unlisted in the 2004 Vlack reference on French billon coinage. The author does list first semester coins as Vlack-19e, however, which attribution has an impressive Rarity-7 rating. Much of the silvering remains to both sides of this piece, which also exhibit sharp striking detail and abundant satin luster. The PCGS qualifier concerns a few faint pin scratches in the upper and lower reverse field areas.PCGS# 915992.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex American Heritage Minting, August 2004.