First of all, where is the seal/stamp that all legal birth certificates must have to ensure legitimacy? Second, why is there no signature of the father???
It doesn’t seem to be much in the overall scheme of things, but perhaps that’s what he wanted to hide. The father didn’t acknowledge him, wasn’t there to sign.
The official inked certification suffices. Without that certification, it would not be an official copy.
Second, why is there no signature of the father???
Because the father's signature is not part of the official document. Father's signature is not on my 1966 Mississippi long form. Mine has mother, attendant, and registrar signature blocks.