Boos & Booyahs: Best & Bad Auctioneer Lot Descriptions

When items warrant, Proxiblog will lament and compliment best and bad auctioneer lot descriptions in this light-hearted feature. We will name the best, but you will have to search Proxibid for the bad. (Click pictures to expand and view lot descriptions)

Booyah! To Gary Ryther Auctioneers for listing the authentication identifier for rare fractional gold, one of the riskiest purchases a collector can make on Proxibid because of all the $5 fakes, tokens and souvenirs being sold as genuine in various auctions.

Boo! to this unnamed auctioneer who doesn’t know the importance of mint marks, in the case of this 1882-CC Morgan–listed erroneously as 1882. The difference in price is $100. Proxibid numismatic sharks will target this auctioneer whenever he sells coins!

Booyah! to Silvertowne Auctions, not only for identifying a pricey coin as containing a “lamination,” but also defining what that numismatic terms means (“extra metal”).

Viewers can point us to other candidates for our “Boos & Booyahs!” series. Just leave a comment but follow our rules–all in good fun as a way to inspire accurate lot descriptions on Proxibid.

Proxiblog is an independent entity with no connection to the auction portal Proxibid. Our intent is to uphold basic numismatic standards as established by the American Numismatic Association and the National Auctioneer Association and to ensure a pleasurable bidding experience not only on Proxibid but also on similar portals such as iCollector and AuctionZip.


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