WASHINGTON The Treasury yesterday sold $17.22 billion of twoyear notes at a yield of 6.88%, up from the 6.55% yield incurred in the previous auction on Sept. 27 and the highest since the 6.94% incurred on July 31, 1991.

The Treasury classified yesterday's issue as a reopening of the 6 7/8% five year notes originally issued Oct. 31, 1991. The price was 99.991.

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