Boos & Booyahs: Best & Bad Auctioneer Lot Descriptions

It’s more important now than ever with the new Proxibid redesign to showcase your photos, hone your lot descriptions, and showcase your consignments for top bids on the leading portal! In the latest installment, Proxiblog laments and compliments best and bad auctioneer lot descriptions during the past week. We will name the best, but you will have to search Proxibid for the bad. (Click pictures to expand and view lot descriptions below.)

Booyah Silvertowne! for the care that went into this description, noting that the coin was probably dug from the ground but still had positive attributes. Silvertowne continues to grade well and honestly depict consignments.

Boo! to this unnamed auctioneer who knows numismatics and doesn’t call this Morgan artificially colored. That chemical bull’s eye on the reverse is a dead giveaway.

Boo! to an auction house who sells another more obvious artificially colored coin with telltale bull’s eye.

Booyah! to Auction Orange for describing accurately one of the worst cases of self-slabbing grades we have seen. Avoid these coins at all costs … or it will cost you!

Booyah! again to Auction Orange for identifying another sel-slabber.

Booyah! to Silver Trades offering to buyback a coin if it doesn’t grade. That’s a good sign the coin is worth a premium.

Boo! to an unnamed auctioneer who covers the certification number of a coin with a sticker.

Booyah! to Key Date Coins for describing the condition of a GSA box. Most auctioneers just sticker them to oblivion, even though the box is a collectible, too!

Boo! and Booyah! to this unnamed auction house that notes rainbow color on the reverse (THANK YOU!) but doesn’t also show the reverse (SIGH).

Boo! to this unnamed auctioneer who hypes a beautiful coin that also is damaged and ungradable.

Boo! to this auction house that wins a prize for making an uncirculated Morgan dollar look undesirable. Grainy picture. Stickered. Upsidedown. When will auctioneers who sell online learn to take care with their photos?

Booyah! to Weaver Signature Coin Auction for noting four folds in this currency, which also erodes value.

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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