Beautiful specimen certificate from the Colonial Trust Company - Arizona
. This historic document was printed by the Midwest Bank Note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President, and Secretary.
GoldStar Trust Company is a complete retirement service provider specializing in self-directed IRAs. GoldStar began as Colonial Trust Company, incorporated on August 19th, 1989, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2004, Colonial Trust Company entered into negotiations with Happy State Bank of Amarillo, Texas and soon became GoldStar Trust Company. Two years later in 2006, GoldStar acquired American Church Trust Company in Houston, TX and later moved all operations to Canyon, TX in 2007. Since then, GoldStar has enjoyed enormous gains in the markets we serve as a result of strong leadership and keen financial foresight. As a trust-only branch of a Texas Bank, GoldStar's financial condition is closely monitored by the Texas Department of Banking and the FDIC. History from StockResearch.pro
(Professional Old Stock Certificate Research Service).
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.