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    Massachusetts Bay Treasury Certificate March 1, 1783 Anderson MA-4 Two Consecutive Examples PCGS About New 53PPQ/About New 50.
    The first consecutive MA-4 pair that we have been able to offer. Both examples exhibit strong embossing. This certificate was issued to pay drafts of the Board of War. A resolve was passed on December 6, 1776 requiring that a seal be placed over the handwritten amount of the certificates as a means to prevent alteration of the face value. The seal includes a tree and clasped hands along with the inscription DAT VIRES UNIO. The seals are visible on this pair. These certificates are listed as R4, 76-200 known, in William G. Anderson's The Price of Liberty: The Public Debt of the American Revolution.


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