Pacific Express Company - Stock CertificateInv# GS5583
Black and Tan
This Pacific Express Co. stock certificate has a very unique vignette of an express rider on horseback. The company was incorporated on March 2, 1855. Britton and Rey Company printed the stock, which was out of San Francisco. Several past employees of Adams & Company, which went bankrupt in February 1855, formed the Pacific Express. Pacific Express operated for about 2 years mostly in California, but other areas of the United States.
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.
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