What type of paper is a stock certificate on?
June 2, 2009 11:21 AM   Subscribe

What type of paper is a stock certificate on?

Not talking specifically about the 'security' aspects of it (some security-type papers are anti-photocopying), but rather the thickness/type of the paper stock itself.

Where can I get a similar type of material?
posted by jeff1010 to Education (5 answers total)
I have perfectly valid stock certificates on standard photocopy paper.

What you're probably looking for though is paper with high cotton content.
posted by Ookseer at 11:28 AM on June 2, 2009

Try calling American Banknote, which makes a lot of the paper stock and bond certificates these days.
posted by jedicus at 11:34 AM on June 2, 2009

I'm not sure where you are, but just about any large office supply store on the order of Staples or Office Depot will have the heavy bond cotton fiber you're looking for. Even large electronics retails may very well carry it.
posted by zerokey at 2:16 PM on June 2, 2009

Certificates? How old school, although I play this game too. All the ones I have seen were on a thick high quality paper, probably cotton bond.
posted by caddis at 3:21 PM on June 2, 2009

Having worked in settlements back when everything was paper, I'd say "any kind". The variety of physical certs was quite entertaining (my favourite was Ethical Tobacco Co).
posted by pompomtom at 5:18 PM on June 2, 2009

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