Featured NGC Ancients - looking for a team member

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    A typical Monday at NGC..... nearly 1000 Alexander type drachms to sort and identify. Does this sound like fun to you? Would you like a job that allowed you to play with ancient coins all day? If so you may be the person we are looking for. NGC is currently looking to hire an additional member for the NGC Ancients team. Ideally we would like to find someone with 20-30 years experience. Realistically though, someone who can tell the difference between an Alexander the Great tetradrachm and a Severus Alexander denarius might be good enough. If you think this sounds appealing and like the idea of living in sunny Florida, send your resume to me at bmurphy@ngccoin.com. alexanderdrachms.jpg
     
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  3. iamtiberius

    iamtiberius SPQR Supporter

    Does making fun of the Wings sticker in the other thread disqualify me?
     
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  4. ominus1

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  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    a rewarding career opportunity...kool Barry! :)
     
  6. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    I used to give David Vagi pieces of the slabs that I cracked, and it didn't disqualify me.

    Barry
     
  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Working at NGC and living in Florida !
    Wow ! that's appealing !

    Q
     
  8. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Can I work from home? I'm in the UK. You can pay me in tets :D
     
  9. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    Getting to handle all those ancient coins in person would be so satisfying. A great learning experience for someone. Hard to imagine where you could be exposed to more ancient coins.

    John
     
  10. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    @Barry Murphy Looks like Heritage Auctions is keeping you guys busy. Too bad 60% or 70% of those slabs will meet the hammer within a few months, and the majority of the rest is only a matter of time.

    I have a feeling that if Heritage Auctions did not exist, NGC Ancients would go belly up overnight.
     
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  11. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Intriguing... what about someone who specializes in Medieval Coins??? Granted, my “20 years experience” is just as a member of the hobby...
     
  12. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Living in Florida is not all it's cracked out to be. We have some pretty stealthy neighbors that have a taste for gullible humans that come too close....

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    And sometimes they'll try to offer you free candy or a free puppy if you agree to join them for a spot of tea in their watery homes ...but my advise, don't!

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    That bad boy in the last picture asked me if I wanted to see his Gordian III collection. I almost jumped right in, but then I remembered gators don't collect coins. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Sounds pretty cool. I'm in the finance world but am gradually retiring (at age 48) and have had a life long interest in ancient coins. I can't really leave the Silicon Valley unreality machine, so I am probably not a candidate Barry. But good luck in your search!!! Dream job for many of the CT members.
     
  14. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    PS: I'm pretty sure one of those Tets is a cast forgery :banhappy:. I can see the cast lines, plus lack of detail....unless it's just a photographic illusion.

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  15. ValiantKnight

    ValiantKnight MMDCCXLV A·V·C Supporter

    If only gators didn't grow past their cute baby size :shame:. I'd have no problem making the short drive to the Everglades and seeing whatever coins they may have!

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  16. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    The problem is that they grow to 10 feet and try to cross the highways at night. Do a Google search on "driver hits alligator Florida." The number of articles will outstand you.

    I once hit an 8 foot gator on I-75 at 65MPH. The thing destroyed my front bumper and radiator, and sent my car into a spin. I almost ended up in the swamp. Unfortunately they are almost impossible to see at night at highway speed, so it's something you just hope will never happen to you.

    Other than those unfortunate incidents, the best way to avoid them is to stay away from any canals canals or lakes. Keep at least a 15 foot distance between you and the water.You don't want the headlines to read "Gator eats New England Tourist's foot while jogging by canal". It happens several times a year, mostly to tourists that don't know better.

    Check this YouTube video. The power of these gators is amazing...

     
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  17. Mkman123

    Mkman123 Well-Known Member

    whoa that would be awesome if one of the members here applied and got the job. There are many knowledgable members here who qualify I bet!!
     
  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Not a 'tet' in that photo.

    I hope you pick someone I respect as much as the two now there. Otherwise you need to code the slabs "Certified by operator #0013".
     
  19. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member

    Yep, sallent is already disqualified for not being able to read.

    Barry
     
  20. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Excellent, sounds like Im the candidate they need. I can definitely tell Severus Alexander appart from Alexander III.

    On a serious note, I do wish @Barry Murphy the best finding a qualified grader. I hold no bad feelings towards NGC for taking Herritage Auctions' money.
     
  21. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    It might be a fourree. NGC ancients will encapsulate fourees. There have been more Alexander fourees than usual in recent auctions (e.g. this one; not mine).
     
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