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    Massachusetts Six Percent 1777 Treasury Certificate. Listed as MA-9 in Anderson's The Price of Liberty and considered by him to be an R-5, meaning 31 to 75 pieces known. 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. All the engraving for this piece was done by Nathaniel Hurd, a contemporary of Paul Revere. In past years, this bond was often attributed to Revere due to the Sword in Hand vignette, which is very similar to Revere's, and also due in a likely larger part to the power of wishful thinking. This piece is boldly printed, and it grades a full Extremely Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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