Beautifully engraved specimen certificate from the Pacific Financial Corporation
. This historic document was printed by the Northern Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, D. Long, and Secretary.
Pacific Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Bank of the Pacific, which provides various banking products and services to small to medium-sized businesses and professionals in Washington and Oregon. The company’s personal and business deposit products include demand accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market investment accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits. Its loan products portfolio comprises commercial and agricultural loans primarily consisting of secured revolving operating lines of credit and business term loans; consumer installment loans and other loans, including home equity loans, auto loans, boat loans, and personal lines of credit; and real estate and residential mortgage loans. The company also offers online banking and electronic check register services. It operates through 16 branches located in communities of Grays Harbor, Pacific, Whatcom, Skagit, and Wahkiakum counties in the state of Washington; and 1 in Clatsop County, Oregon. Pacific Financial Corporation was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Aberdeen, Washington.
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About Specimen Certificates
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 were 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 has grown in popularity over the past several years.