Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Continental Copper & Steel Industries, Inc.
This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian United States Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo between an allegorical man and woman. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Secretary.
CCX Inc. has brought together three unique and individually successful companies. Each has proven itself to be a leader in their respective markets through innovative processes and manufacturing capabilities, quality development and control, and distinctive sales and marketing programs. Over the past 100 years, CCX Inc. has experienced unprecedented growth. Through their Hanover Wire Cloth division and CCX Fiberglass Building Products division, they've become the world's leading designer and weaver of metallic and non-metallic mesh products and industrial fabrics.
CCX Inc. currently operates three state-of-the-art facilities – Hanover Wire Cloth, CCX Fiberglass Products and Braeburn Alloy Steel. The weaving facilities alone encompasses more than 780,000 sq. ft. of space.
About Specimen Stock and Bond 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 we 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 grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.