||State of the Massachusetts Bay - (Act of October 13, 1777) 6% Treasury Loan Certificate due March 1, 1781 215 Pounds 8 Shillings Dec. 1, 1777 Anderson-Smythe MA-10. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent. A third MA-10 "Sword in Hand" bond, especially broad and very attractive. Printed from a Nathaniel Hurd plate on laid paper. 22.0 cm by 23.0 cm. In the same layout as previous and with an embossed stamp on the text portion. N.A. Issued and signed by Scollay, Price, Boyer and Henry Gardner (pen cancelled). A red diagonal interest endorsement is at right on the face. There are no back endorsements. The light printing is typical. Noted with "Splits," a widened one in the left floral indent. A penned interest confirmation is in the wide top selvedge. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $305.50.