DescriptionMassachusetts Treasury Certificate £170 January 1, 1780 Anderson MA-22 Fine.
These are also known as Continental Army Commodity Bonds. They were issued to soldiers to cover the depreciation of their pay that occurred during their time of service. The certificates were tied to the value of the actual commodities, i.e. five bushels of corn, 68 4/7 lbs. of beef, 16 lbs. of sole leather, etc. This example has several tape repaired edge and internal tears. An endorsement is also on the back. MA-22 is a R4 with 76 to 200 known.
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