Beautifully engraved RARE Specimen Pass for the Democratic National Convention held in July, 1984. This historic document was printed by American Bank Note Company and has an
ornate border around it with a Hologram for Security. This item is over 22 years old.
The 1984 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in July of 1984, to select a candidate for the 1984 United States presidential election. At the convention Walter Mondale was nominated for President and Geraldine Ferraro for Vice President. The tally for President was:
Walter F. Mondale 2191
Gary W. Hart 1200
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson 485
Thomas F. Eagleton 18
George S. McGovern 4
John H. Glenn Jr. 2
Joseph Biden 1
Lane Kirkland 1
New York Governor Mario Cuomo gave a well-received keynote speech. The speech is available online at American Rhetoric's top 100 speeches, number eleven. Mondale's major rivals for the nomination, Senator Hart and Rev. Jackson also gave speeches.
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 over the past several years.
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