Date formats, various information
Date of issue
In order to have the greatest possible flexibility, dates have several possible formats in addition to the standard date format. The dates are entered as follows (j = day, m = month, a = year) with some examples :
- j(j)/m(m)/aaaa ou m(m)/aaaa ou aaaa : 10/3/1968 ou 03/1968
- j(j)-m(m)-aaaa ou m(m)-aaaa ou aaaa : 8-1970
- aa.. : 19.. : specific year of issue unknown but in the 1900s
- aaa. : 196. : specific year of issue unknown but between 1960 and 1969
- caaaaa : ca1950 : around the 1950s
- aaaa? : 1970? : supposed year 1970 but without certainty
- saaaa : s1969 : stamped, stamp of the year 1969
For example, for the loan of the city of Antwerp of 1903, there are 4 different titles. For each of them, the creation date will be 1903 but the issue dates will vary between 1903 and 1963.
The information written by hand draws your attention to the fact that even if the date of your title differs from that encoded in the database, it may be the same title! An audit can be done visually (if a photo is available) and on the issued share capital if it is specified. The same share capital will generally mean that it is the same title.
For a total issue of 800,000 shares, a cut of 1,000 shares therefore exists at a maximum of 800 copies. However, in some auctions, the total issue is not stipulated but the maximum number issued in the case of cuts. In this case, you will read: Total issue: no.