Stock Certificate Photos
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   The photographs below show actual stock certificates used in the past by several famous American corporations.  Shares of stock represent partial ownership of a corporation. 
   With today's electronic systems for buying or selling stock, investors normally do not receive printed certificates like these anymore.  Instead, they receive an account statement from a stock broker that looks much like a bank statement.  Paper certificates like these have become collectors items.

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stock certificate Pennsylvania Railroad

Photos by David Burns.

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