Beautifully engraved SCARCE Commemorative Specimen Certificate from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
printed for their IPO in 1999 by the American Banknote Company. This unique certificate has an
ornate block border with vignettes of 30 Pine Street, Marcus Goldman and Samuel Sachs. This item has the printed signature of the company’s Chairman/CEO, Henry M. Paulson.
Paulson was nominated by U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed John Snow as the Treasury Secretary on May 30, 2006 and was confirmed on June 28, 2006.
According to the Bank Note Reporter (December 20, 2007), a similar commemorative "Goldman Sachs Group" specimen stock certificate went for $8,625 (not including the 15% buyers premium) in the ABNC Archives Harmer Auction> According to sales consultant Robert Schwartz, "Probably a world record price for a modern stock certificate specimen."
Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking and securities firm, providing a full range of investing, advisory, and financing services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, they are one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. After more than a century as a private partnership, their firm became a public company in 1999. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is headquartered in New York and has 42 offices in over 20 countries.
History from OldCompany.com and
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