Scripophily dealers donate stock to New York teachers

The Museum of American Finance (MOAF) has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in New York classrooms.

As part of the program, and Scott J. Winslow Associates will donate free stock certificates for social studies teachers throughout the New York area. Teachers are invited to request up to five certificates free of charge for use in their classrooms. These authentic historical stock certificates conveyed real economic value in a pre-digital age. As such, they can be use as primary documents to engage students.

“The Museum of American Finance uses authentic financial certificates to engage the public and educate visitors about financial products and the social benefit they support,” said Chris Meyers, education director for MOAF, which is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. “ CEO Bob Kerstein and Scott Winslow are dedicated to helping students appreciate the importance of finance and are committed to helping us fulfill our educational mission.”

Many of the businesses featured on the certificates were central to economic and political change in the U.S. New York recently updated the social studies scope and sequence guide for the first time in nearly 30 years, making these certificates all the more relevant to the curriculum.

Scripophily is the hobby of collecting authentic stock and bond certificates. The term is derived from the English and Greek words “scrip” (an ownership right) and “philos” (to love). Many collectors appreciate the historical significance of the certificates, while others admire the beauty of the documents, which were printed in various colours with detailed engraved artwork designed to prevent counterfeiting.

The free stock certificate program will run from Nov. 18 to Jan. 18, 2017.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.