Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

A guidebook and catalog of prices
(I do NOT buy or sell certificates on this website)

Search this website for information about collecting stocks and bonds.


Search the Coxrail database for descriptions of 23,700+ certificates from over 7,400 North American railroad companies.

Issuance and cancellation

Every time I enter a serial number into the database, I record whether the certificate was issued and cancelled.

Unreliability. Unfortunately, of all the information I find, receive and record, information about issuance and cancellation is the least reliable.

Therefore, if you find errors in the list of serial numbers, then please contact me at

Cancellation is a special problem. Just because you cannot see cancellation in auction photos does NOT mean that certificates were not cancelled. Cut cancellation are very hard to see. Even pinhole cancellations may be hard to spot. If interested in learning more, see my special page that discusses certificate cancellation.

Determining issuance can sometimes be a problem. See my special page that discusses some of the finer points of determining where certificates were truly issued.


I strongly recommend buying the Cox Catalog 3rd Edition from your favorite SCRIPOPHILY DEALER. Catalog cover
If they do not carry, or are out of stock, you may buy directly from me. Simply click the buy button below.



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