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    Commonwealth of Massachusetts $16 Treasury Office Certificate Dec. 10, 1781 Anderson MA 28 PMG About Uncirculated 50 EPQ, HOC. This is the first time we have offered this particular example, which is likely one of two $16 notes that turned up when a group of five 1781 Massachusetts notes surfaced a number of years ago. At the time, we sold three of those pieces in one sale, with the following description, "The entire issue is unpriced in Newman and noted as 'Extremely Rare' in Friedberg. Until this small group appeared, no examples were known of this $16 denomination, and the other denominations ($4, $6 and $8) were represented by one to three of each. These three notes turned up with a large group of canceled Massachusetts Guaranteed notes and a small group of high-grade Massachusetts fiscal paper, much of which is also in this sale. We know of two other pieces, also $16, that turned up with this group. All three of the pieces that we offer are essentially identical, varying only in centering. Had but a single piece turned up, it could well have realized $15,000 or more. With this small group all appearing at once, an accurate estimate is impossible. We're confident that these pieces will surely realize . . ." At that sale, the three pieces each realized between $5400 and $6600. This note will likely bring about the same.

    Estimate: $4,500 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    7th-11th Thursday-Monday
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