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Buying stock (certificates) as gifts - ?
Old 12-05-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Buying stock (certificates) as gifts - ?

Hi, I was thinking of buying some gov bonds, or stock certificates for some relatives for christmas. But the only place I've found so far is which has a $39 transfer fee but it only allows you to buy one share. Hence the comical name of the site.

I was wondering, is there a way I could buy say 10 or 20 or 30 shares xyz company () and have the certificates made up with no one's name on them, or my recipient's name?

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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I was thinking of getting DD some Silver American Eagles. Might have a little more pizzaz as a xmas present than a stock certificate for a 14 y/o?

We were looking at some websites that sell old Roman & Byzantine coins & she seemed interested in that too.

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Old 12-05-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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check with your broker about converting some of your shares from street name or check to see if a company will issue you stock certificates if you buy from them. mommy bought me some P&G stock one time and i had a certificate for it.
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maybe this as a faux stock certificate with a real broker statement attached?
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:26 AM   #5
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At one time they use to issue "bearer" stock certificate. I remenber seeing them during the 70s. I'm not sure if they still do that.
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