Beautiful specimen stock certificate from the Atlantic City Electric Company issued in 1966. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a photo picture of their power plant. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President, and Secretary, and is over 48 years old.
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.