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Massachusetts Bay Complete Set of Notes 1780


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One Dollar note, as with all others signed by Loammi Baldwin, a commander in the Continental Army and developer and promoter of the Baldwin apple.





Two Dollar note.





Three Dollar note.





Four Dollar note.





The one that started it all, I bought this in Waldorf, MD when I was a teenager, a lucky find - it is not cut out cancelled and worth 2x as much because of it.

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They were cancelled on redemption. Most of the Colonial US notes were eventually paid out, sometimes up to 30 years later, and usually for about a cent on the dollar, and at that for new long term bonds. Around 99% of the Massachusetts notes from the 1780 Federal Guaranty were redeemed and paid. They either had the hole punched through, or a triangular piece cut out near the signatures to cancel them. The $5 bill is unusual, and a neat find at an antique mall near Washington DC when I was a teenager.


This is an old thread, kind of forgot about it. I have quite a few others from other states etc. that sometime in the future I should sell, I have not collected them in a long time.

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