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Can Notaries provide 'Medallion Stamps' to customers?

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I have a customer looking to get a Medallion Stamp on a document. One of my coworkers says that an embosser is the same as a Medallion Stamp. I’m 95% sure they are not the same thing. Would you be able to help us out here? — A.P., Pennsylvania 

A medallion stamp and a Notary embosser are not the same. Notaries are not authorized to provide “Medallion Stamp” services as part of their official duties.

Notaries working in banks or financial institutions are sometimes asked to provide customers with a “Medallion Signature Guarantee.” Often mistakenly referred to as a “Medallion Notary,” a Medallion Stamp is not a notarial act. It’s a special type of signature guarantee provided within the banking industry. 

Please see our article “‘Medallion Signatures explained” for more information.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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27 Jan 2024

Awesome information

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