Beautifully engraved specimen certificate from AGI - Americas Gaming International, Inc.
printed in 1986. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian United States Banknote Corporation and has an ornate panel with a vignette of the company's name. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, and Secretary, and is over 30 years old.
Americas Gaming International Inc. provides gaming equipment and operates gaming device route operations worldwide. The company has contracts with 21 hotel/casinos in Costa RicaCosta Rica (kŏs`tə rç`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America.
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.