WASHINGTON -- The Treasury yesterday sold $11.01 billion of five-year notes at a yield of 7.18%, up from the 6.91% incurred in the previous sale on Aug. 24, and the highest since the 7.37% incurred in the Aug. 23, 1991, auction.

The coupon rate was 7 1/8%, up from 6 7/8% at the previous auction. The avenge price was 99.772.

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