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My great aunt recently died and she had in her possession a stock certificate for 1,000 shares of JOPEC Resources LTD, dated February 1998.  Are these shares of any value?

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Darwin, from the information I have available, JOPEC did a 1 for 7 reverse split and became Fortuna Ventures, which later changed its name to Fortuna Silver Mines. Fortuna is fully reporting to the SEC and currently trades on the New York Stock Exchange for about $5 per share. You will need to contact the current transfer agent, Olympia Transfer (www.olympiatrust.com/) to determine if the certificate is valid and, if so, to have it reorganized into the new shares.

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