New Office of NGC in Munich: More Space, More Discretion
Posted on 6/10/2019
By Sebastian Wieschowski Numismatic Writer
The quaint Löwenbräukeller beer drinking cellar, the state’s antique collection, the legendary “Circus Krone”: the Seidlstraße in the Maxvorstadt district is located in the heart of Munich, and many of the city’s best sights are within walking distance. Historic buildings alternate with futuristic office complexes. And the neighborhood saw a prominent change of tenants recently: NGC International GmbH (NGC GmbH) commenced operations at its new location, just minutes from Munich Central Station.
In the past few months, the employees of NGC GmbH were busy successfully completing the move to Seidlstraße 28 in 80335 Munich. In the run-up to the move, the premises of a former law firm in the modern office complex on the “Seidlstraße” boulevard were completely redesigned and equipped with numerous security features. The individual components of the service spectrum of NGC GmbH will be carried out in specially equipped areas. And shortly after the official opening on 18 March 2019, its previous office on Maximiliansplatz was completely emptied.
Anyone who was part of NGC's growing customer base before March 2019 and had visited the office on Maximiliansplatz will immediately notice the differences at the new location: Customers are now welcomed in a new reception area and escorted to one of two light-flooded consultation rooms. Transactions take place with complete discretion. The customer area is strictly separated from the operational area, which for security reasons is only accessible to employees of the Certified Collectibles Group. This ensures the greatest possible security for the submissions.
The new premises in the Seidlstraße have become urgently needed not only for the quickly growing team of NGC GmbH, but also for the implementation of regular on-site evaluation events. The authentication, grading and encapsulation by the experienced coin and paper money grading teams from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) have become a popular service in Germany and throughout Europe because of the faster turnaround times. A team of about 10 employees flies in from NGC and PMG headquarters in Sarasota (Florida) to Munich several times a year. The next PMG on-site event will take place from July 15th to 20th, 2019, while the next NGC on-site event will take place from July 29th to August 3rd, 2019.
The office of NGC GmbH is also the workplace of a very special employee: For the first time in the history of PMG, a German-native was admitted to its esteemed circle of graders: Marian Meyer supports the development of PMG's services as a Grading Finalizer for the certification of banknotes. Meyer had previously earned an excellent reputation as a dealer with a focus on specimen banknotes. In order to serve as a full-time PMG grader, he gave up his business in order to maintain the impartiality required by the company.
In addition to the high level of security and the greatest possible degree of discretion, the location of the new NGC GmbH office offers a lot of advantages for customers: The Seidlstraße leads directly to Munich Main Station, the Stiglmaierplatz and Königsplatz underground stations can be reached on foot within a few minutes, and a tram stops on a neighboring street. The new location of NGC GmbH offers an environment that appeals to customers who appreciate discretion when submitting or picking up their treasured collectibles.
Sebastian Wieschowski has worked as an author with a focus on numismatics and precious metals since 2007. His articles have been published in magazines such as MuenzenRevue, MoneyTrend, Coin World and the Journal of East Asian Numismatics. He is the author of the Bullion Book and the Fake Coin Bible and a graduate of the School of Economic and Political Journalism in Cologne, Germany.
This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.