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    Massachusetts Treasury Certificate, 6% Interest due January 1, 1783 Extremely Fine. This is the variety with the pine tree vignette surrounded by a rattlesnake. It's listed in Anderson's The Price of Liberty as MA 15. Anderson considers it to be an R4 which means there are 76 to 200 examples known. The engraving is often attributed to Paul Revere, but Clarence Brigham in his 1954 work Paul Revere's Engravings shows that the previous issue with the Sword in Hand vignette encircled by a snake is the work of Nathaniel Hurd. Brigham also states that there is no evidence that Revere did any engraving of notes or bills for the State of Massachusetts from 1779 until the end of the Revolution. It is probable that this pine tree is also the work of Nathaniel Hurd. In any event, this historically important Treasury Certificate will likely realize . . .

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    January, 2002
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
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