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Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) Specimen Certificate - Raytheon
Bolt Beranek and Newman Specimen Certificate
Bolt Beranek and Newman Specimen Certificate

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Vintage Stock Certificate

Product Code: SC1882

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Founded by MIT professor, Richard Bolt and Leo Beranek in 1948 in Cambridge and later partner Robert Newman joined the firm in 1950. They are credited with creating some of the earliest forms of email and computer networking. They were heavily involved in many Defense projects involving acoustics, quantum information and synthetic biology. BBN was acquired by Raytheon in 2009.

Specimen stock certificates are certificates that were archived by printers and the company as perfect examples of the company’s stock issue. Specimen’s can be identified by their “specimen” stamp, stamped holes spelling “specimen”, or they are often issued with a serial number of a series of zeros. Often, they are also issued with no serial number at all. Specimens can also represent a design that was never issued. All of these attributes make the specimen stock certificate rarer than the issued version of the share. Many enthusiasts collect specimens as a whole new category of Scripophily.