||State of the Massachusetts Bay - (Act of May 2, 1777) 6% Treasury Loan Certificate due June 1, 1780 7 Pounds April 23, 1779 Anderson-Smythe MA-8. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent. A third MA-8 "Sword in Hand" bond. Printed from a Nathaniel Hurd plate on laid paper. 21.0 cm. by 22.8 cm. Style, vignettes and text as last, with an embossed stamp. No. 798. Issued and signed by Jeffries, Davis, Sumner and Henry Gardner (pen cancelled). No interest endorsement appears on the face; endorsed on the back and signed by Wm. Pynchon. This is near the end of the known serial number range (501-800) for this issue. Noted are "Small Splits," noticed internally. Fully sized, bright, and well printed. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $376.00.