By CoinWeek for MA-Shops ….

Online coin marketplace MA-Shops works with a network of European and U.S. coin dealers to sell coins, paper currency, medals, military orders and decorations, stamps and even bottles of wine directly to the collector. Each dealer that runs an individual shop on the platform is verified by MA-Shops and their inventories are updated hourly. The site was founded by Joachim Schwiening, the owner and CEO and an engineer by profession.

The width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient, modern, U.S. and world coins at your perusal. As the largest shopping platform for numismatic items in Europe, it offers American collectors an opportunity for better access to rare European and otherwise foreign coins.

Just a few of the coins available on the site are highlighted below.


United States 1881 Seated Liberty Half Dollar NGC PF66

4,000.00 US$

  • Weight: 12.50 g
  • Diameter: 30.60 mm
  • Mintage: 975

Beautiful rainbow toning with orange, magenta, and blue highlights with amazing eye appeal. Low mintage in proof and business strike formats. Just 975 proofs struck. Available at the David Lawrence Rare Coins shop on

  • Type: With motto
  • Strike: Proof
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Designer: Christian Gobrecht
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Eye appeal: *****
  • Toning: 5/10

1927-R Albania Zog I Gold 20 Franga Ari PCGS MS64

820.26 US$

  • Grade: UNC
  • Material: Silver
  • Weight: 22.90 g
  • Fineness: 900 ‰ ( 20.61 g fine)

Perhaps better known in the United States for his gold coinage, this silver 5 franc issued under Albanian president Ahmet Zogu was issued the year before he became King Zog I. Designed by the Italian sculptor Giuseppe Romagnoli.

Available at Münzen Modes on MA-Shops.

Gold Aureus of Aurelian

34,081.34 US$

  • Grade: UNC
  • Metal: gold
  • Weight: 4.41 g
  • Diameter: 21 mm

Obverse: Laurated and cuirassed bust of Roman emperor Aurelian (ruled 274-275), right; IMP C L DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG

Reverse: Mars, naked, advancing right caarying transverse spear and trophy, captive seated at feet; VIRTVS AVG

From the famous Corsica hoard.

The hoard was found in several parts beginning in the middle of the 19th century. The first part of the hoard was found in a pot near the shores of the Gulf of Lava, northeast of Ajaccio in Corsica. In 1957, divers found another part of the hoard off the coast. Another part of was found in the mid-1980s in the Gulf of Lava again. It may be that the hoard was buried on land, with part of it found there subsequently; an earthquake or landslide may have deposited the rest in the gulf. Whatever the explanation, this is a superb coin from a major hoard.

Wonderful coin with excellent details, about as struck, of great style. Very rare (RR).

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About MA-Shops

MA-Shops small sealMA-Shops is an internet marketplace for world coins 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 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.

  • OPEN YOUR MA-SHOP and sell to 300,000 collectors
  • Items listed on marketplaces and search engines, Google & Co.
  • Marketing Tools, dedicated MA-Shops Support
  • Email Campaigns
  • Multi Language, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese

Contact MA-Shops here



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