Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco dating back to the 1940's. This document, which has been signed by the company Vice President and Secretary, was printed by the Security Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
The stunning vignette shows one the company's banks flanked by a pair of topless allegorical female figures. A city scene appears to the left and a farming scene to the right.
The Anglo National Corporation was founded in 1908 as the London-Paris National Bank of San Francisco. In 1909, the bank’s name was changed to The Anglo & London Paris National Bank. In 1932, the company adopted the name the Anglo California National Bank of San Francisco.
In November of 1955, the company merged into Crocker First National Bank. Crocker National Bank was purchased by the British financial institution Midland Bank in 1981, but after a series of financial losses it was sold on to Wells Fargo Bank in 1986.