SARASOTA, FLA. (August 25, 2016) —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 Mr. 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-Shops Founder 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."

"Our cooperation will enable European coin collectors to get convenient services from NGC, and NGC will have a better understanding and knowledge about the needs and wishes of European collectors and dealers," adds Schwiening.

For more information about NGC, visit its global website, NGCcoin.com, or its German website, NGCcoin.de. Its Munich, Germany, office can be contacted at Europe@NGCcoin.com or +49 89 255 47 545.

To learn more about MA-Shops and browse the more than 500,000 collectibles listed for sale from its certified dealers, visit MA-Shops.com. Tel. +49-(0)2871-23 93 415 or email service@ma-shops.com.

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.

About MA-Shops®:
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.
Browsing through the site quickly reveals how wide and variegated the selection from MA-Shops® and its associated dealers really is. In recent months, Schwiening and MA-Shops® have made a concerted push into the American market. And the number of dealers and collectors only keeps growing.
To learn more, or to order coins, visit ma-shops.com.

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