The Oldest Share Certificate in the World
(Ruben Schalk) The Low Countries - 2012, № 20, pp. 279-280
A Dutch student discovered in 2010 a VOC (Dutch East India Company, set up in 1602) share certificate, in fact the oldest in the world (1606). The holder of this share, the Enkhuizen town messenger Pieter Harmensz, had to wait to 1612 for his first dividend.
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