Mill Creek Railroad Co. - Northern Pacific Archive - Unissued Railway Stock Certificate - Washington StateInv# NP1051 Stock
Unissued Stock printed by Goes. Operated between 1903 and 1905 in the State of Washington. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Washington_railroads
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.