American Express Stock signed by James Congdell Fargo and William Henry Seward, Jr.Inv# AG1002 Stock
Signed by James C. Fargo as President, engraved by American Bank Note with the great 'Safety and Dispatch' vignette of the company's dog mascot. Also signed by William H. Seward Jr. Includes portrait of Fargo.
A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.