Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has announced that it is now grading and encapsulating most bond and stock certificates.
Bond and stock certificate collecting, known by specialists as “scripophily,” is an important subset of numismatics that has achieved greater recognition in recent years. Many companies no longer issue printed certificates, so these items serve as uniquely tangible links to famous businesses and brands. Collectors are drawn to the intricate designs of many certificates as well as the business and financial history they represent.
Bond and stock certificates often were printed by the same institutions that printed banknotes, making them a logical fit for PMG, a leading third-party authentication, grading and encapsulation service for banknotes. PMG has certified more than 4 million banknotes since it was established in 2005.
“We are thrilled to expand our expert and impartial certification services to this interesting and historically significant category,” says Mark Salzberg, chairman of PMG. “Many bond and stock certificates feature incredibly beautiful designs representing some of history’s greatest companies and achievements.”
Bond and stock certificates should be submitted to PMG under an applicable grading tier based on their date and fair market value. In making a submission, one of the following options must be selected:
- PMG Oversize Holder for certificates sized between 195 x 120 mm and 205 x 220 mm
- Custom Holder Small for certificates sized between 205 x 220 mm and 305 x 350 mm
- Custom Holder Large for certificates sized between 305 x 350 mm and 400 x 470 mm
For information about PMG submissions, contact one of its offices:
- Global headquarters; +1 877-PMG-5570 (877-764-5570) – toll free – +1 941-309-1001 or via e-mail
- United Kingdom; Customer Service +44 (0) 20 3968 3848 or via e-mail
- China – Shanghai; Customer Service +86 400 635 8226 – toll free – or via e-mail
- China – Hong Kong; Customer Service +852 2115 3639 or via e-mail