Beautifully engraved RARE Specimen certificate from the Golden Nugget, Inc.
in 1988. This historic document was printed by Jefferies Bank Note and has an
ornate border around it with a with a vignette of a pirate. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, Stephen A. Wynn and Secretary and is over 22 years old.
Opened as a gambling hall in 1946, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has 1,907 guest rooms and suites; 38,000 square feet of gaming space including 1,300 slots and 50 gaming tables, and 29,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Golden Nugget, Inc. was acquired by Mirage Resorts and changed its name in 1991.
Mirage Resorts, Incorporated is a leading owner, developer and operator of casino-based resorts. Mirage owns and operates five casinos in Nevada: the Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island, Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, Golden Nugget - Laughlin, and the Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mirage also owns the Holiday Inn Casino Boardwalk and has a 50% interest in the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino.
On March 6, 2000 MGM Grand, Inc. and Mirage Resorts, Incorporated announced that their respective Boards of Directors have approved a definitive merger agreement, under which MGM Grand will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mirage Resorts for $21 per share in cash. The transaction will have a total equity value of approximately $4.4 billion. In addition, MGM Grand will assume the outstanding debt of Mirage Resorts of approximately $2.0 billion. The deal closed on May 31, 2000 and Mirage Resorts was no longer traded as a separate company.
History from Encyberpedia and
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.