Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® announced that Keith Moon, one of the country’s top coin graders, has accepted a position as Senior Grading Finalizer. He will join Mark Salzberg, Rick Montgomery, Scott Schechter, Ben Wengel and NGC’s other top vintage coin graders, ensuring the succession and long-term consistency of NGC’s senior grading team.
Moon previously worked for NGC as a Grading Finalizer from 2013-2016 after working at PCGS from 2009-2013. Before becoming a professional grader, he began his numismatic career at Numismatic Financial Corporation, Inc. (NFC), a major dealer for vintage US and world coins. There, from 2005-2009, Moon learned from NFC’s founder Tim Carroll, becoming an adept numismatist and trader.
Moon returned to NFC from 2016-2021, honing his skills as a dealer, with the company expanding into new markets. Now back at NGC, he brings a wealth of numismatic knowledge and experience as well as a deep appreciation for collecting and collectors.
Moon, himself, started collecting at age 5, inspired by his grandfather. He currently collects Irish coinage, with a set ranging from the earliest silver pennies issued by Viking kings in Dublin through modern coins of the Republic of Ireland. He has also collected nearly every facet of American numismatics, including Indian cents, Mercury dimes and Peace dollars. Outside of numismatics, Moon also has a sizeable collection of orchid species, James Bond movie posters, gemstones and minerals, vinyl records, sports cards and more.
“In my career, I have studied and graded some of the most legendary collections ever assembled,” comments Moon. “The freshest and most amazing collections that I have ever seen came across my desk at NGC, and it is truly an honor to be back with this expert team in this grading room.”
“Keith is on a very short list of world-class US and world coin graders, whose skill is well-known and recognized throughout the hobby,” says Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. “We are very lucky that he is joining our team.”
CCG Continues Hiring
CCG® is currently one of the largest private employers in the Sarasota-Manatee area. They announced its goal of employing 500 people at its headquarters in Sarasota’s Lakewood Ranch community by the end of summer. To hit this target, CCG is offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus for new employees who start by 30th September 2021.
All full-time CCG employees are eligible for health, dental and vision insurance options, a 401(k) with a generous company match, paid time off benefits, annual discretionary bonuses and more.
While living and working in Florida is wonderful for many reasons – sunshine and no state income tax to name two – employment with CCG also provides career advancement opportunities, extensive on-the-job training, overtime incentives and convenient shift times. The CCG companies include the world’s leading and largest providers of expert, impartial and tech-enabled services that add value and liquidity to collectibles such as coins, paper money, comic books, trading cards, sports cards, stamps and more. Since 1987, CCG has certified more than 60 million collectibles and continues to grow at a rapid pace as a result of the incredible demand for its best-in-class services.
The collectibles markets are booming and show no signs of slowing down. Many coins, banknotes, comic books, trading cards and sports cards have all recently sold for record prices – some for millions of dollars – making headlines and drawing more people to collectibles. Only a few companies in the world provide third-party certification services for collectibles, with CCG offering the most comprehensive services right in the beautiful Sarasota-Manatee area. To accommodate its growing customer base, CCG operates two facilities in Lakewood Ranch, totaling 82,000 square feet, in addition to offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
As a large, multi-faceted, global company, CCG offers numerous opportunities for people of all experience levels and backgrounds, from expert collectibles graders to positions in shipping, receiving, customer service, human resources, marketing and more. This is a chance to join a well-established company in an exciting, fast-growing industry.
“We are looking to immediately add at least 100 more people to our phenomenal team of employees,” says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG. “They will join a dynamic, growing company with a significant presence in Sarasota and around the world.”
For further information on the company, visit the CCG website.