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I was just looking at the back page of my October Greysheet and NGC is hiring Numismatists and offering a nice finders fee for referrals. Just saying......

If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2023 7:01PM

    How does a numismatist become a numismatist? I like coins, am I a numismatist?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    How does a numismatist become a numismatist? I like coins, am I a numismatist?

    The short answer is "no."
    Long answer, "nope."

    So I'm not a numismatist?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do I have to wear a gag and eat laxatives?

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    How does a numismatist become a numismatist? I like coins, am I a numismatist?

    The short answer is "no."
    Long answer, "nope."

    So I'm not a numismatist?

    I bet you can answer your own question.

    "numismatist
    noun [ C ]
    US /nuːˈmɪz.mə.tɪst/ UK /njuːˈmɪz.mə.tɪst/

    someone who studies or collects coins, paper money, or medals"

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,893 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DollarAfterDollar said:
    I was just looking at the back page of my October Greysheet and NGC is hiring Numismatists and offering a nice finders fee for referrals. Just saying......

    If this is from October, I wonder if the positions are filled already.

    There don't seem to be any open positions on their website:

    https://www.collectiblesgroup.com/careers/listing/?department=Coin Grading

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,857 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    How does a numismatist become a numismatist? I like coins, am I a numismatist?

    The short answer is "no."
    Long answer, "nope."

    So I'm not a numismatist?

    I bet you can answer your own question.

    "numismatist
    noun [ C ]
    US /nuːˈmɪz.mə.tɪst/ UK /njuːˈmɪz.mə.tɪst/

    someone who studies or collects coins, paper money, or medals"

    @OAKSTAR That definitely describes you. You are hereby crowned as a Numismatist, aka Nuts. :D

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    thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,753 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

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    GooberGoober Posts: 980 ✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2023 11:14AM

    @LeeBone said:
    I have mustard stains on my shirt, do I qualify?

    @LeeBone well I’d definitely hire you. Anyone who likes mustard is a-ok in my book 👍

    Prost!

    Why step over the dollar to get to the cent? Because it's a 55DDO.
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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2023 3:36PM

    @Fraz said:
    Do I have to wear a gag and eat laxatives?

    I regret that I compared the fate of the slaves in the diamond mines of Namibia to working in the U.S.
    I apologize for the raunch that no one laughed at.
    @DollarAfterDollar — I’m sorry that I sullied the thread.
    —Craig
    Edit: content

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Think of the term in degrees..... starting with an individual that saw a neat cent and decided to save it - and maybe more of them..... then buys a book or two, then is interested in dimes or nickels.... then has several or many books on coins.... takes courses from ANA.... They are all numismatists at various levels of knowledge and competence. Cheers, RickO

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think that post had the impact you thought it would.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alpha33 said:

    @thebeav said:
    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

    If this is their idea of 'professional', then they should be looking for help.
    https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/jimbucks/20230204_3n_obv.jpg

    I just cant really see the coin, the picture looks like it was taken with a flip phone in 2006. Is that a recently graded coin that you don't agree with?

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    SnapsSnaps Posts: 187 ✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @alpha33 said:

    @thebeav said:
    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

    If this is their idea of 'professional', then they should be looking for help.
    https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/jimbucks/20230204_3n_obv.jpg

    I just cant really see the coin, the picture looks like it was taken with a flip phone in 2006. Is that a recently graded coin that you don't agree with?

    NGC labelled the coin wrong. It is a silver 3 cent coin. It may or may not be a proof. I can't tell from the pic.

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2023 2:42PM

    EDIT - duplicate post

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,946 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @alpha33 said:

    @thebeav said:
    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

    If this is their idea of 'professional', then they should be looking for help.
    https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/jimbucks/20230204_3n_obv.jpg

    I just cant really see the coin, the picture looks like it was taken with a flip phone in 2006. Is that a recently graded coin that you don't agree with?

    It's a mechanical error, they mistakenly holdered a 3c silver as a 3c nickel.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,543 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:

    @DeplorableDan said:

    @alpha33 said:

    @thebeav said:
    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

    If this is their idea of 'professional', then they should be looking for help.
    https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/jimbucks/20230204_3n_obv.jpg

    I just cant really see the coin, the picture looks like it was taken with a flip phone in 2006. Is that a recently graded coin that you don't agree with?

    It's a mechanical error, they mistakenly holdered a 3c silver as a 3c nickel.

    Thanks for the Clarification, I once was blind but now I see

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alpha33 said:

    @thebeav said:
    I think the key word in an NGC hiring, would have the word 'numismatist', preceded by the word 'professional'.

    If this is their idea of 'professional', then they should be looking for help.
    https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/uploaded/jimbucks/20230204_3n_obv.jpg

    What a ridiculously cheap shot. I don’t know of any grading companies that haven’t made multiple errors of that type or worse.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    JimTylerJimTyler Posts: 3,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If any of you guys qualify and are interested let me know so I can get the finders fee. 🤪

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,421 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to know someone who worked at one of the major TPGs. Lots of coins to look at and a very high burn out rate.

    "Vou invadir o Nordeste,
    "Seu cabra da peste,
    "Sou Mangueira......."
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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't imagine being worker bee in the hive looking at bulk submissions of clad coins....this one is 69, 69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,68,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,68,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69,70,69,69,69,. Called to the supervisor's office.."you know you only get 2 70's per shift. Pick up the pace!! Yes Boss. 69,69,69,69,69,69,69,69.

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That sounds about as much fun as hitting yourself in the head with a mallet.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.

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