Two prominent dealers of historical stock certificates and bonds (Bob Kerstein and Scott Winslow) have joined forces to provide certificates through the Museum of American Finance for the benefit of students around the nation. At the request of teachers, the dealers will provide free certificates for classroom use in order to provide students with a first hand and up close understanding of the stock market and its history. Bob Kerstein of Scripophily.com, one of the dealers working with the museum on the program recently held a discussion at the National Stock Certificate & Bond Show held in Washington, D.C. and provided details on the initiative. The educational aspect of the pilot program aroused a great deal of enthusiasm among a sizable gathering of dealers and collectors alike.
The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Education in finance and its history remains as a core mission for the museum along with its preservation of important historical artifacts and documents related to the American capital markets. “We want to be a resource for the public in the New York area and beyond”, says Chris Meyers, the Museum’s Director of Education.