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First Data Corporation Production Proof - Rare - Now Fiserv
First Data Corporation Production Proof - Rare - Now Fiserv
First Data Corporation Production Proof Stock Certificate - Rare - Now Fiserv

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Vintage Stock Certificate

Product Code: OD124

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This rare First Data Corp Stock Certificate production proof includes the general stock certificate layout with notes indicating changes and alterations and the plastic overlay of the legal language and notes. Photo 1 show the stock certificate in its production folder and a extra vignette card. Photo 2 is the final mock-up with all the changes and notes visible. Photo 3 includes the blank certificate with the clear plastic transparency removed.

This rare First Data Corp production piece is rare and a true one-of-one. These proofs rarely make it into the public.

Dated 1992; The year of their Initial Public Offering, Marked approved for engraving- Security- Columbia United States Banknote Corporation

First Data Corp was founded in 1971 in Omaha, Nebraska providing credit card processing. In 1974 they became the first company to process Visa and Mastercard transactions for bank issue cards. They were purchased by American Express in 1980 and later spun off and IPO'ed in 1992. They were purchased by Fiserv in 2019.

Stock Certificate Production Proofs / Mock-ups are the design and legal blue print for the stock certificate issue. Proofs were used by the banknote company that printed the stock certificates and executives at the company for review and editing. These proofs helped to design the layout and art on the stock certificate and to assure that all the legal language and design elements were included. Many of these are several pages with clear plastic transparency sheets to allow for notes and directions on subsequent layers. Proofs sometimes have the vignettes and photos taped in place and may even have the original photos included separately. Stock Certificate Mock-ups were always a work in progress so they were handled often and show the wear and tear of the process. These are always truly one-of-ones making each exceedingly rare and don't often make it to the public.