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Pub 561 says the date for determining FMV for a donation is "date the stock is transferred on the books of the corporation."

In your case, the relevant date is really when the stock is transferred by Ameritrade to the charity. As far as the company is concerned, the shares are at Ameritrade, both before and after the transaction.

You say that All I see from Ameritrade is "12/07/2017 14:56:32"
On what kind of document do you see that?

The stock does appear in their [the charity's] account and they've informed me they'll sell the shares tomorrow [Wed. Dec.13]at market open. How do I determine what the date is for "date the stock is transferred on the books of the corporation."?

Again, the books of the corporation really don't come into play. Ameritrade is really acting in the place of the corporation here. The shares are in the charity's account [today, Tues. Dec. 12]but did they land there on Friday, Monday, or Tuesday? Whichever day that was, use the average high-low for that day.

And then odds are the acknowledgement letter they send you will be different because they'll probably tell you what the net proceeds they got from the sale was. Which is NOT the correct number to use.

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