NGC and PMG Named Official Grading Services of MA-Shops

Certified Collectibles Group · Mar 26, 2020
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Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG, said, “MA-Shops has enhanced the numismatic marketplace by providing a platform where collectibles can be safely purchased from dealers who have been vetted. We are very pleased and honored for NGC, NCS and PMG to have been appointed as its official grading and conservation services.”





SARASOTA, Fla. (March 26, 2020) Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) have been named the Official Grading Services of MA-Shops®, a 15-year-old online numismatic marketplace. In addition, Numismatic Conservation Services™ (NCS®) has been named MA-Shops’ Official Conservation Service.

MA-Shops, an online marketplace that offers nearly 1 million ancient, vintage and modern coins, medals, banknotes, militaria and other collectibles at MA-Shops.com, is based in Bocholt, Germany, near the border with the Netherlands. The company also has an office in Sarasota, Florida, USA, not far from CCG’s global headquarters. MA-Shops screens dealers based on strict criteria before approving them to work with it. Its website has been certified for safety and security for buyers, sellers and their transactions.

Founder and CEO Joachim Schwiening said his company’s commitment to integrity and transparency made it logical to choose NGC and PMG as its Official Grading Services and NCS as its Official Conservation Service.

“Selecting NGC, NCS and PMG as our official grading and conservation services was an easy decision,” Schwiening said. “They have built a worldwide reputation for expertise and integrity, and their services provide great value for collectors and dealers, particularly in this era of online sales.”

Steven R. Eichenbaum, CEO of CCG, said, “MA-Shops has enhanced the numismatic marketplace by providing a platform where collectibles can be safely purchased from dealers who have been vetted. We are very pleased and honored for NGC, NCS and PMG to have been appointed as its official grading and conservation services.”

NGC has graded more than 45 million coins since it was founded in 1987 to provide expert and unbiased certification of coins, tokens and medals. PMG has graded nearly 5 million notes since it was formed in 2005 to provide certification services for paper money. NCS, a professional coin conservation service, has conserved more than 1 million coins since it was founded in 2001.

NGC, NCS and PMG are independent members within CCG and are headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, USA. The companies have branch offices in London, Munich, Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as a global network of Official Submission Centers, Strategic Partners and Authorized Dealers.

MA-Shops is a member of the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, Women in Numismatics, Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, Central States Numismatic Society and multiple European numismatic associations.

For more information about NGC and NCS, visit NGCcoin.com, and for more information about PMG, visit PMGnotes.com. To learn more about MA-Shops, go to MA-Shops.com.

About Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®)

NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals, with more than 45 million collectibles certified. Founded in 1987, NGC provides an accurate, consistent and impartial assessment of authenticity and grade. Every coin that NGC certifies is backed by the comprehensive NGC Guarantee of authenticity and grade, which gives buyers greater confidence. This results in higher prices realized and greater liquidity for NGC-certified coins. To learn more, visit NGCcoin.com

© 2020 Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America. All rights reserved.

NGC, NCS, PMG, CGC, CCS, ASG, CAG and CCG are the registered trademarks or unregistered trademarks of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America, and/or its related companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other names and marks referenced in this release are the trade names, trademarks, or service marks of their respective owners.

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The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) is a set of independent third-party companies (NGC, NCS, PMG, CCG, CCS, ASG & CAG) focused on the expert authentication, grading and conservation of collectibles.

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