J.D. Rockefeller & H.M. Flagler signed Standard Oil Trust - Stock CertificateInv# AG1642 Stock
Stock issued to and signed by H.M. Flagler as secretary. He also signs the stub and back! J.D. Rockefeller signs as president. Nice! Portraits and biographies of both included.
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.