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Stock Certificate
A printed document proving ownership of shares of a corporation. A certificate states the name of the corporation, the state and date of incorporation, the number of shares of stock that the certificate represents, the registered number of the certificate, the name of the shareholder, and the date of issuance. The certificate is signed by authorized officers of the corporation.