Established 1880 - World's #1 Company for Original Stock Certificates & RM Smythe Old Stock Research Services - Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau

Historic Stock & Bond Certificates                                                                              
RM Smythe Stock Research Since 1880                                                                          

Free Shipping for All Domestic USA Orders
Everything on Sale - Buy Now and Save

Stock Certificates Make Great Gifts
Scripophily is the Gift of History

What our customers say:


Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (CME GROUP INC ) - Low Serial #  

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (CME GROUP INC ) - Low Serial #

Product #: chicmerexhol

Normal Price: $795.00
Our Sales Price: $695.00

(You Save: 13%)


Beautifully engraved certificate from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with an underprint of the stock exchange. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Chairman and Corporate Secretary. The certificate was issued just after the exchange went public and has a very low serial number.

The Chicago Butter and Egg Board was founded in 1898 and evolved into Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1919. At that time, futures were offered only on agricultural products, such as butter and eggs. Since that time, CME has pioneered a number of innovative products, services and systems. These include:

1961: CME introduces a frozen pork belly futures contract — the first futures contract based on frozen, stored meats. Pork bellies are used in bacon production.

1964: A live cattle futures contract begins trading at CME. This is the first futures contract to be based on a non-storable commodity.

1972: CME creates the world's first financial futures contracts by introducing futures on seven foreign currencies on May 16.

1981: Eurodollar futures begin trading, becoming the first contracts to be settled in cash, rather than the physical delivery of a commodity. The Eurodollar futures contract is the world's most actively traded futures contract.

1982: CME introduces stock index futures products, including the first successful equity index contract, the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index futures, on April 21.

1984: CME establishes the first international link between futures exchanges — a mutual offset trading link between CME and the Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Ltd. (SGX).

1992: GLOBEX, CME's innovative global electronic trading platform, begins providing after-hours trading on June 26. Today, GLOBEX offers trading approximately 23 hours a day, five days a week.

1997: CME introduces E-miniTM S&P 500® contracts — electronically traded products that are one-fifth the size of the standard S&P 500 Index futures — paving the way for additional E-mini products. The E-mini S&P 500 futures and the E-mini NASDAQ-100® futures are the fastest-growing contracts in CME's history.

2000: CME becomes the first U.S. financial exchange to demutualize by converting its membership interests into shares of common stock that can trade separately from exchange trading privileges.

2001: The exchange's parent company, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc., is formed to provide the company with additional business and strategic flexibility, among other things. In addition, CME becomes the largest futures exchange in the United States.

2002: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, making CME the first publicly traded U.S. financial exchange.

History from exchange press information.

Product #: chicmerexhol

Normal Price: $795.00
Our Sales Price: $695.00

(You Save: 13%)

Qty: and Old Company Research Press Releases

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,  the Associated Press ,
CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO,
Inside Edition and the Today Show

Subscribe to our New Free RSS New Products Feed in a Reader

Subscribe to Our New Product Additions Feed by Email

We will always maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an exceptional product with an enjoyable shopping experience.  Please let us know how we may be of service to you. Stay Safe!!!

Scripophily has been
fully tested by
Norton Safe

E-Mail Subscription for Scripophily Stock and Bond News - No Charge

Bookmark and Share

Scripophily has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS, WSJ, Barrons, and many other fine publications
See in the News at

All Old Stock and Bond Certificates are actual authentic certificates and are sold only as collectibles. We do not sell reproductions and offer a lifetime guarantee to the authenticity of everything we sell.

All Rights Reserved. © 1996 - 2021 is a name you can TRUST!
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants is a name you can TRUST!
Virginia Society CPA's
Bob Kerstein, Member
Click to Verify Trust Certificate - Yahoo is a licensee of the TRUSTeďż˝ Privacy Seal Program is a name you can TRUST!
American Numismatic Association

Securities and Exchange
Commission Historical Society

Society of Paper Money Collectors
Member - Gift of History -  BBB Membership Seal
Better Business
 Bureau Member
Rated A+