This week we begin a series of spotlight reviews on the top five houses in our numerical rankings. Depicted here is a copy of our score sheet. Earning a 4 or 5 in our rankings is significant, and few top 20 houses earn more than one or two maximum scores. Those earning the highest scores this month also tied for top house, with Capitol, Key Date, SilverTowne, Weaver and Western all registering the maximum 25 points.
One way to affirm Key Date Coin’s listing as a top Proxiblog house is to visit our Boos and Booyahs page and view the dozen entries in which auctioneer Eddie Caven showed his numismatic expertise and displayed his exceptional coin photography Here’s but a sampling:
- Designating varieties.
- Showcasing GSA dollars.
- Correcting the consignor.
- Disclosing opened searched rolls.
- Disagreeing with the designation.
- Disclosing dipping.
- Stating what is and is not DMPL.
One of Key Date Coins’ best features is speed, cost and quality of shipping. Eddie uses numismatic packing and almost always ships the same day, with email notices to winners showing tracking numbers.
We are especially proud of the continuous improvement that Key Date Coins has made in the past two years. In 2011, Eddie Caven wrote us:
“Auctioneers and bidders alike should subscribe to Proxiblog and read about all aspects of bidding, buying, selling, auctioning. Thank you, Proxiblog, for sharing your knowledge and advice!”
Eddie was the first to sponsor our scholarships, designating a lot for that purpose and generating more than $150 for Iowa State students. More recently, he took our advice about maximum-bid viewing and discontinued that. In every respect, bidders and sellers won’t be disappointed by patronizing this company.
To learn more about this auction house, or to consign, visit Key Date’s website by clicking here.
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