Circa 1880s American Exchange in Europe Share Warrant, $10/1 Share, Specimen.
Share warrant issued as a bearer instrument by the American Exchange in Europe (Limited) for “one fully paid up share of Ten Dollars.” “SPECIMEN” stamped three times on face including on date line. Punch cancellations over officers’ signatures and share number. Located in London, the company functioned as a clearing house for information on America (newspapers, city directories, etc.) and as a center for business communication and making travel arrangements. The warrant’s design incorporates security engraving, vignette illustrations, and a portrait of George Washington.
Description: Circa 1880s American Exchange in Europe Share Warrant, $10/1 Share, Specimen.
New York: Franklin Bank Note Company, [c.1880s]. 3 x 7 inches. Bank note paper. Intaglio engraving, printed in three colors. Partly completed in manuscript. Vertical center crease; very good or better; crisp.