MA-Shops Offers NGC-graded Rarities, Including an Extraordinary Half Dollar

Posted on 5/12/2022

The fast-growing marketplace has a great inventory of rare coins available online.

Important rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), including a Proof struck the year the Civil War began, are among the items available at MA-Shops. NGC is the Official Grading Service for MA-Shops, a leading numismatic marketplace whose sales have grown exponentially as interest in coin collecting has spiked in recent years.

Among the coins currently listed on MA-Shops’ website is a rare 1861-O Half Dollar graded NGC PF 62+ and pedigreed to the Anderson Dupont Collection. Listed at $937,500, it was struck in 1861, when the New Orleans branch mint moved from control of the federal government to the state of Louisiana and then to the Confederacy. Proofs struck outside of Philadelphia in this era are extremely scarce.

1861-O Half Dollar graded NGC PF 62+ and pedigreed to the Anderson Dupont Collection
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MA-Shops is also offering a Great Britain 1937 5 Sovereign graded PF 63★ for €10,500 (about $11,000). The coin’s obverse displays a portrait of King George VI, who reigned from 1936 to his death in 1952. The grade includes NGC’s Star Designation, which is used for coins with exceptional eye appeal.

Great Britain 1937 5 Sovereign graded NGC PF 63★
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MA-Shops is also featuring an 1885 Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 58 PL, listing it at $9,250. It includes NGC’s PL strike character, which stands of Prooflike, meaning the fields contain a higher-than-normal degree of reflectivity.

1885 Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 58 PL
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MA-Shops, with offices in Florida and Germany, says sales increased by more than six times from 2017 to 2021, during which interest in numismatics reached new heights. The company also sells banknotes, medals and other items.

"We are very pleased with our US revenue growth and the continuing momentum we are seeing in 2022," said Joachim Schwiening, Founder and CEO. "We have been strengthening our US relationships and welcoming new dealers who are adding diversity and quality to our robust inventory.”

About Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC)

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About MA-Shops, a leading numismatic marketplace, was founded in 2005 by Joachim Schwiening, MA-Shops CEO. Their collections of curated ancient, US and world coins, medals, banknotes, militaria and antiquities are offered by Certified Dealers.

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