1741-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-20. Rarity-1. First Semester. AU-58 (PCGS).31.9 grains. Slightly mottled pale steel-gray patina to surfaces that retain full silvering and nearly complete luster in a soft satin texture. Vlack writes of a small hoard of this variety, which explains his Rarity-1 rating. The author also observes that most specimens therein were very worn and thin and all lacked any silvering, which confirms the awesome condition rarity of the offered specimen. Sharply struck and lovely.PCGS# 172286.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Mike Wierzba, January 2008.