The American Bank Note Company was formed in 1879 by consolidation of the American Bank Note Company, the National Bank Note Company and the Continental Bank Note Company. The company later merged with the United Bank Note Corporation in 1911 and continued to operate as American Bank Note Company. Later, ABN became a subsidiary of the United States Banknote Corporation, a holding company. USBN changed its name back to the American Banknote Corporation and subsequently spun off the American Bank Note Holographics Company in 1998 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1999.
Common Stock, issued in the 1960’s
Printed by the Security-Columbian Bank Note Company
8” (h) x 12” (w)
This certificate has vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.