Beautiful certificate for Ten Shares from the Bank of the United States of America issued in 1840. This historic document was printed by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Huffy and has an ornate border around it with a large vignette of Columbia standing with spear, shield and eagle, and a sailing ship in the background. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Secretary and is over 156 years old. The certificate is issued to Johannes Bernardus Stoop of Amsterdam.
This Bank of the United States was a Pennsylvania chartered state bank, headquartered at Philadelphia, which succeeded the federal government's Bank of the United States. An attractive and historically important Bank Stock Certificate.