French Coin Shops on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek....   The internet connects buyers and sellers like nothing else can. How the average coin collector builds their collection has been changed irrevocably; what...

MA-Shops: The Gold $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle – A Desirable...

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   My previous blog about the Morgan Dollar was a small success. It seems that there...

MA-Shops Presents Comptoir des Monnaies Anciennes

Founded in 1977 in France (in Epernay, the world capital of Champagne), CDMA (Comptoir des Monnaies Anciennes) has placed itself among the leaders in...

MA-Shops: Denarius – New World Coin & Banknote Offers From Norway

MA-Shops gives a warm welcome to Denarius By MA-Shops.com ......   A Norwegian 1917 2 øre and 1670 King Frederik III funeral commemorative coin, both beautiful items,...

MA-Shops Welcomes Park Avenue Numismatics

Park Avenue Numismatics Becomes Certified Dealer at MA-Shops.com ......   MA-Shops.com has announced that Park Avenue Numismatics has joined MA-Shops as a Certified Dealer. “It is my...

MA-Shops: Myths on Ancient Coins

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   A Theoretical Context In this blog I will talk about an iconographic theme on coins that...

Ancient Coin Highlights this Week at MA-Shops

By MA-Shops.com ......   MA-Shops is the world's most trusted online coin & paper money marketplace. Every day,  MA-Shops offers collectors and enthusiasts access to nearly...

Sibling Lovers: Four Royal Portraits on Popular Ancient Gold Coin from...

By CoinWeek ....   The Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of Hellenistic Greeks from around to 305 BCE until the defeat of...

Apollo in Reverse: Incuse Silver Stater from Künker on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek ....   A simple yet intriguing design from the ancient Mediterranean In Classical Antiquity, the southern part of Italy (including Sicily) was known by the...

New Ancient, World Coin Highlights from MA-Shops

By MA-Shops.com ......   MA-Shops.com has an extensive network of reputable dealers (well-placed to source ancient coins and collectible classic and modern world coins) from which...

Coinweek Unboxing: 2015 Austrian Mint Wolfgang: The Wunderkind 20 Euro Silver...

CoinWeek unboxes a new 20-Euro silver coin from the Austrian Mint. Wolfgang: "The Wunderkind" is the first in a three-coin series of silver 20-Euro...

MA-Shops: Gold From a Numismatic Perspective

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   In this blog, I will discuss the subject of gold from a numismatic perspective. Above...

CoinWeek Sponsor: Amazing UK Coins on MA-Shops

Expansion of the British Range   By MA-Shops.com ......   This 1703 Great Britain Anne Silver VIGO Crown or 1851 Great Britain Victoria young head penny are just...

Ancient Coins – The Gold Solidus of Rome: MA-Shops

Most beginning collectors of ancient coins have something in common: they want an ancient gold coin in their collection. The Roman solidus is a...

CoinWeek Video: MA-Shops Details Further Expansion into the US Coin Market

 On January 7, 2019, at the Winter Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan met up with Kathy Bender to discuss MA-Shops' expansion...

Netherlands 2015 De Van Nelle Fabriek 5-Euro Silver Coin

Description: "A Poem in Steel and Glass". So said American architects Howard Robertson and Francis Rowland Yerbury of Johannes Brinkman and Leendert van der Vlugt's magnificent Van...

MA-Shops: Which Coin Should I Buy?

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   When I am at coin fairs as an exhibitor, I get the same questions about...

MA-Shops: The God Mars on Coins

By Joël van Dam – Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… Mars, the Roman Ares Last month, I wrote about coins bearing the likeness of the Roman god Jupiter. This month, I want to browse...

MA-Shops: Impressive Thaler Coins of Various Dates

By Joël van Dam - Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   The thaler is, with its impressive weight (around 30g), an innovative silver-type coin that...

MA-Shops: Jupiter on Ancient Coins

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   Jupiter, the Roman Zeus Last month I spoke a little about mythology on ancient coins. This...

Harlan J. Berk Brings Ancient, US and World Coins to MA-Shops

Established in 1964, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is located in downtown Chicago’s business and financial district. This location has been a coin store since...

The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern...

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek ....   Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs...

Highest Grossing Auction Week in History of Künker

Grossing 13.8 million euros based on an original estimate of 10.5 million, the Künker Fall Auction of 2015 entered the company’s history as its...

Ancient Coins – Choice Persian Coins on MA-Shops

Ancient Coins from the Source: Curated Highlights from MA-Shops By Joël van Dam, Owner of Joëlnumismatics for MA-Shops.com ...... Typical Design of Persian coins The conquest of...

MA-Shops: Silver Denarii Coins from the Late Roman Republic

By Joël van Dam - Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   Family Theme Types The iconography of coins from antiquity had two main purposes. On the...

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek....   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...

Seven Dutch Monarchs: The Gulden on MA-Shops

By Joël van Dam - Owner, Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com ......   I was reading through some numismatic books for a new subject for this blog, and...

UK Switching to Polymer for Upcoming Bank Notes

Next £20 note to be printed on polymer By The Bank of England....   On September 2, the Bank of England announced that the next £20 banknote...

Top 5 Ancient and World Coins Sold on MA Shops, Oct....

By CoinWeek....   Here (in ascending order) are the top five hammer prices for Ancient and World coins sold on MA Shops the week of October...

Ancient Coin Profiles: Greece – Athenian New Style Tetradrachm

New Tetradrachm Overview: The new style of Athenian "owl"--so-called due to the iconic image of Athena's owl on the reverse--originated in a Greece newly conquered...