1744-A Sou Marque. Paris Mint. Vlack-23a. Rarity-8. Second Semester. EF-40 (PCGS).29.3 grains. Blended antique gold and rose-gray patina with much silvering remaining, traces of copper peering through at the high points. Isolated peripheral areas are softly defined, but the centers are bold, and most major design elements are appreciable. The planchet is a bit rough, as made, but there are no sizeable flaws or troublesome marks.PCGS# 397992.From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier ex American Heritage Minting, December 2003.