Beautiful engraved specimen certificate from the IGT International Game Technology
printed in 1991. This historic document was printed by American Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 21 years old.
International Game Technology (IGT) is a global gaming company specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of electronic gaming equipment and network systems, as well as licensing and services. The Company maintains an array of entertainment-inspired gaming product lines. In addition to its United States production facilities in Nevada, it manufactures gaming products in the United Kingdom and through a third-party manufacturer in Japan. The Company derives its revenues from the distribution of electronic gaming equipment and network systems, as well as licensing and services. Gaming operations generate recurring revenues by providing customers with its proprietary gaming equipment and network systems, as well as licensing, services, and component parts. Its product sales include the sale of gaming equipment and network systems, as well as licensing, services, and component parts. In January 2009, it acquired certain operating assets of Progressive Gaming International Corp.
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.