I will be starting my job as a Flight Test Engineer for a DoD contractor in Huntsville, AL in January, which I am extremely excited about. What it basically entails is studying the system that will be tested, planning the flight test, preparing against safety concerns to mitigate them, executing the flight test while monitoring systems in real time (often on board the aircraft), and then post-processing the data to be used in a certification/airworthiness report. So this coin is a gift to myself, purchased with money made from coin dealing this summer. I decided I wanted the most iconic ancient coin: an Athenian owl tetradrachm. But it could not just be any owl tet; it had to meet several criteria. First, it had to be high-grade and lustrous with no issues. It also had to be well-centered with the crest/nose/necklace/hair mostly on the flan. The reverse also had to have good style and the squareness of the punch had to be readily visible. All this with a budget of $1200. As a result, my options were limited to the recent hoard coins. After months of searching, I decided upon this one: It was in an NGC holder as it was bought in a Heritage auction, but as you can see, she is very happy to be free. I think several of you would approve of my choice. Let’s see your owls!