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    Massachusetts December 10, 1781 $16 Choice Extremely Fine. We are pleased to offer here three examples of a previously unknown note. 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 . . .

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    September, 2003
    26th-27th Friday-Saturday
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