Share Certificate


Share Certificate
A share certificate is a written document signed on behalf of a corporation, and serves as legal proof of ownership of the number of shares indicated.

Also referred to as a "stock certificate".

In modern financial markets, individual investors rarely take physical possession of their share certificates. "Scripophily" is a term that signifies the collecting of share certificates and other forms of paper based financial securities. Similar to stamp collecting or bank note collecting, a share certificate's value is dependent on its condition and age.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

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  • share certificate — n. A document evincing stock ownership. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • share certificate — This is the legal proof of ownership of shares in a company. However, with the increase of electronic trading and settlement systems such as Crest, share certificates are gradually being phased out. If an investor insists on having a share… …   Financial and business terms

  • share certificate — a certificate of deposit issued by a credit union. [1885 90] * * * share certificate noun A certificate issued to a shareholder by a company indicating ownership of its shares • • • Main Entry: ↑share …   Useful english dictionary

  • share certificate — certificate of ownership of stock shares …   English contemporary dictionary

  • share certificate — a certificate of deposit issued by a credit union. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • share certificate — A document that provides evidence of ownership of shares in a company. It states the number and class of shares owned by the shareholder and the serial number of the shares and is usually signed by at least one director and the company secretary …   Accounting dictionary

  • share certificate — A document that provides evidence of ownership of shares in a company. It states the number and class of shares owned by the shareholder and the serial number of the shares. It is stamped by the common seal of the company and usually signed by at …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • share certificate — /ˈʃɛə səˌtɪfəkət/ (say shair suh.tifuhkuht) noun a document showing the entitlement of its owner to a number of shares in a company …   Australian English dictionary

  • share certificate — / ʃeə səˌtɪfɪkət/ noun a document proving that you own shares …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • share certificate — An instrument of a corporation certifying that the person therein named is entitled to a certain number of shares; it is prima facie evidence of his title thereto. Document which evidences participation in a voting trust of shares of a… …   Black's law dictionary


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