DescriptionCommonwealth of Massachusetts Treasury Certificate at 6% Interest Payable in Four Installments £36, 3s April 1, 1782 Anderson MA 34. Fine. Stephen Barrett was the holder of this certificate and his endorsement is seen on the back. The face contains a number of notations in red ink concerning interest payments. Thomas Ivers signed as treasurer and T. Henshaw signed for the committee. These certificates were "to be paid in GOLD & SILVER, in Spanish Milled DOLLARS, at Six Shillings each, or in the several SPECIES of Coined SILVER and GOLD, enumerated in an ACT made and passed in the Twenty-third Year of his late Majesty King GEORGE the Second's Reign, entitled, "AN ACT 'for ascertaining the Rates at which COINED Silver and Gold, English Half-Pence and Farthings, may pass within this Government according to the Rates therein mentioned'." A number of splits are observed throughout. Aging is observed on portions of the back. The MA 34 is given a rarity rating of R5 in the Anderson reference, 31 to 75 known.
Estimate: $300 - up.
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