Vault Receipt

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DEFINITION of 'Vault Receipt'

A document frequently used as a delivery instrument to indicate ownership of precious metals stored in a bank, warehouse, or depository. Also known as warrant or warehouse receipt for metals.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Vault Receipt'

Vault receipts indicate ownership of precious metal commodities certified for delivery upon futures contract.

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