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Western Union Corp. Specimen Stock Certificate - 1985
Western Union Corp. Specimen Stock Certificate
Western Union Corp. Specimen Stock Certificate
 
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This Western Union Specimen Stock Certificate was printed in 1985. This historic financial services company, Western Union Corporation, was founded in 1851. Western Union began as a telegraph company and opened the first transcontinental telegraph service in 1861. With over 270,000 Western Union agent locations in over 200 countries, it is one of the worlds most recognizable names.

Original members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Added July 3, 1884.

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.