Beautiful engraved specimen certificate from the Autumn Aegis Nursing Centers
dated in 1969. This historic document was printed by American Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's logo. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 37 years old.
Autumn Aegis Retirement Community, located on six wooded acres in Lorain, offers a full continuum of care from independent senior living apartments to skilled nursing care on one campus. Owned and operated by Sprenger Retirement Centers since 1976, its senior living options meet the changing needs of residents and the local community. With its park-like setting and gracious amenities, Autumn Aegis is truly a place that residents can call home.
Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file".
Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company.
These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity over the past several years.