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There's Hope for Stock Certificates
May 21, 2013

Back around 1990 a number of people in the paper money field thought that stock certificates could become an increasingly important part of numismatics.

Certificates are large. They are beautiful. They are artwork featuring intaglio engravings.

Why wouldn’t collectors who hanker after those tiny (in comparison) engravings on the Educational Note Series of 1896 Silver Certificates, or the Bison, or the Indian Chief, not enjoy collecting mighty looking railroad vignettes or allegorical figures that put Miss Liberty in the shade?

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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