Beautiful certificate from the Chicago Mining Exchange Certificate of Membership issued in 1883. This historic document was printed by the J. W. Middleton Company, Chicago and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle with a shield. This item has the signatures of the exchange's President, George R. Vernon and Secretary, E. M. Green and is over 127 years old.
The Chicago Stock Exchange had refused to list mining shares, due to its speculative nature, so the Chicago Mining Exchange was founded in 1882.
The Chicago Mining Exchange had been organized, and the following officers elected for the ensuing year: President, General G. R. Vernon; First Vice-President, Judge J. W. Finney; Secretary, E. M. Greene ; Treasurer, E. E. Wood.
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