In the ideal world, when someone sells his or her shares, they turn the stock certificates representing those shares back to the corporation to be canceled. You wouldnt get the exact same piece of paper (stock certificate) handed back to you. Like getting divorced and remarried to the same person, your new anniversary is the date of the remarriage, not the date of the initial wedding.
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