An old stock certificate could have value as a collectible or as a financial security, according to the Wall Street Journal. To find its value as a security, consult library resources, the stock's transfer agent or other... More » Business & Finance Investing

Determine the value of an old stock certificate on your own by conducting online research. If your research is unsuccessful, hire a company or consult your broker to assist in researching the stock. If research reveals t... More » Business & Finance Investing

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