Treasury certificates

Definition:

From 1963 to 1975, the Treasury issued something called a "Treasury Certificates". It was a nonmarketable, public issue with a short maturity, usually three months and never more than a one year. They were issued once or twice every month with odd interest rates (such as 5.471% and 6.053%) and sold at par.

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