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    State of Massachusetts-Bay Treasury Certificate 6% Interest Due March 1, 1781 with Hurd's Sword-In-Hand Vignette. Anderson MA 10. Very Fine. This is the single most sought after piece of fiscal paper from the American Revolutionary period due to its elaborate engraving and the vignette of a Continental soldier with a raised sword surrounded by a rattlesnake. The entire engraving for this piece was done by Nathaniel Hurd, a contemporary of Paul Revere. In the past this bond was often attributed to Revere, due in part to the Sword in Hand vignette which is very similar to Revere's that was used on Massachusetts Colonial notes. Listed in Anderson's The Price of Liberty as R4, indicating that 76 to 200 pieces are known.

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    September, 2009
    8th-13th Tuesday-Sunday
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