With just over 100 volunteers you would think that we had
sufficient people to get the "job done". But when you take a close look, there will literally be tens of thousands of issuers by the time all of the lists are uploaded to the site and potentially millions of coins.
We need three types
1. Those that are specialists in a specific field
and have the reference library
. Be it a specific Greek or Roman Provincial
City, a Celtic
region or tribe or an emperor or group of emperors to verify the data entered versus the photograph and physically verify the accuracy of reference citations. (This can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a half an hour for very rare
coins which require checking several specialized reference works)
2. Those that have some time to spare and can help
process the data we have which has already been uploaded by ensuring that all of the fields are properly filled in, adding the legends and approving the coins. (Takes anywhere from 2-5 minutes per
3. Those that have some time to spare and can help
by manually entering coins from websites which have given permission to use their images. Some sites can easily be mined electronically via custom software
programs and others can not. In either case, developing these programs is expensive. (Takes anywhere from 2-5 minutes per
You dont need to commit to a lot of time. Even if it is only a few minutes a week, it would be of tremendous help
. Having hundreds of people contributing a few minutes a week means that we can get to hundreds of coins a week.
If you feel you can help
out please send me an email or reply to this message.