NGC & MA-Shops Agree to Mutual Promotion
Posted on 08/25/2016
Partnership will benefit both companies.
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and MA-Shops.com have announced a reciprocal marketing agreement to promote the companies to their respective customers and website visitors.
The collaboration pairs the two largest and most respected companies in their categories. NGC is the world’s largest third-party coin grading service with nearly 36 million coins graded. MA-Shops® is Europe’s most trusted online coin and paper money marketplace with more than 500,000 collectibles listed from many well-known dealers.
As part of this agreement, NGC will promote MA-Shops its hundreds of thousands of monthly website visitors and tens of thousands of members. Links to browse coins on MA-Shops.com, for example, can be found in NGC’s popular online resources, including its World Coin Price Guide, NGC Census and other tools.
MA-Shops will likewise promote collectibles certified by NGC as well as its independent affiliate Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service, on its website.
The cooperation will help NGC to reach more customers in Europe, where it and PMG accept submissions through their office in Munich, Germany. MA-Shops, which has an extensive following in Europe, will gain exposure to NGC’s huge customer base in the United States.
“We are excited to work with MA-Shops, which has proven itself to be a leader in its space,” says Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of NGC. “There is great synergy between NGC and MA-Shops because NGC provides a comprehensive guarantee for every coin that it certifies while MA-Shops offers its own guarantee for every coin that is sold on its website.”
MA-ShopsFounder and CEO Joachim Schwiening comments: "We are very pleased to work with NGC," announced Mr. Joachim Schwiening, Founder and CEO MA-Shops.com. "The close cooperation between MA-Shops as a leading marketplace and NGC as a distinguished grading service will provide many benefits for everyone buying and selling coins and banknotes through MA-Shops."
About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)
NGC, the world's largest and most respected third-party coin grading service, was founded in 1987. From the beginning, NGC has committed itself to developing an impartial, trusted standard of consistent and accurate grading. To uphold this commitment, NGC's full-time grading professionals are no longer active in the commercial coin marketplace, and are prohibited from buying or selling coins to ensure impartiality. As NGC has grown to become the leader in third-party grading services, we have maintained a steadfast and uncompromising commitment to this standard. Learn more at NGCcoin.com.
MA-Shops is an internet marketplace headquartered in Europe. MA-Shops® has assembled a network of reputable coin dealers–both large and small–onto one, easy-to-use platform to sell coins, paper currency, medals, military orders and decorations, stamps directly to the collector. Founded by German engineer Joachim Schwiening in 2005, MA-Shops® is now the leading ”online collector mall” worldwide.
To learn more, or to order coins, visit ma-shops.com
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Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com (published in News USA)
Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well.
When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first is an extensive network of reputable European dealers (well-placed to source ancient coins and collectible classic and modern world coins) from which customers can buy direct. The second is MA-Shops’ easy-to-use platform and customer interface, which Schwiening has carefully built and refined over the last few years.
If you’re not familiar with the format of MA-Shops, each dealer operates its own shop within the website. Most of the dealers are from Europe, so some if not many of the names may seem unfamiliar. However, you might be surprised by just how familiar some of the larger names on the site really are.
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG (Künker or Kuenker for short) has been a family-run business for almost 45 years. Like many of us, young Fritz was hooked on coins at an early age by his grandfather. He parlayed that passion (and his childhood collection) into a coin business in 1971. The next year, his brother Horst-Rüdiger Künker came on board to handle the gold division.
Thanks to the brothers’ determination and hard work, Künker GmbH became highly successful and has continued to grow and expand over the years. The company held its first auction in 1985; over 270 have been held since.
Künker’s shop on MA-Shops.com offers its customers the same wide range of products it offers at auction: rare gold and silver coins from around the world; ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Celtic coins; German coins from all time periods (Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Imperial and modern coinage); and classic and modern world coins and medals.
See for yourself – visit http://www.ma-shops.com/kuenker for more.
While you’re there, don’t forget to take advantage of the seamless functionality Joachim has incorporated into each shop. Let’s say you like what you see on the Künker shop but are worried about your budget. Simply click on the “Sort:” button in the middle of the page and select “Price: lowest”. It immediately and seamlessly sorts the shop’s inventory by lowest price first.
And that’s just one example of MA-Shops’ search functionality. Take a moment or two to play around with it as you browse the inventory of the other big name companies in our list.
Gorny & Mosch
Gorny & Mosch is an auction house based in Munich, Germany that specializes in ancient coins and antiquities. It was founded in 1970 by Dieter Gorny as “Giessener Münzhandlung” but didn’t become “Gorny & Mosch” until he partnered up with Dr. Hans-Christoph von Mosch in 1999. The company holds eight numismatic auctions and two antiquities auctions every year.
In the last two decades, Gorny & Mosch has expanded their business both in their Munich offices and online. The firm notably auctioned one of the earliest Greek coins ever produced–and certainly one of the first inscribed coins ever produced–in 2010 when it sold a rare stater of Phanes for €345,000(US$379,500).
Gorny & Mosch’s inventory on MA-Shops.com – http://www.ma-shops.com/gornymosch – predominantly consists of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, though a smattering of coins from Germany and the Holy Roman Empire are also in stock.