1744-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-23. Rarity-5. First Semester. MS-63 (PCGS).33.7 grains. A lustrous, satiny example with antique golden-gray iridescence to full silvering. Shallow planchet roughness in the centers and at the right borders interfered with the strike in those areas, but otherwise we note sharp to full detail. Highly lustrous and satiny, with outstanding visual appeal. Close inspection with a loupe reveals traces of repunching to the final digit 4 in the date.PCGS# 397992.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex Jeff Rock, September 2006.