Boos & Booyahs: Best & Bad Auctioneer Lot Descriptions

It’s important to be in sync with the Proxibid technology to showcase your photos, hone your lot descriptions, and highlight 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.)


One Big Booyah! to Southwest Bullion and Coin for noting that this coin has been plugged. We see many plugged coins on Proxibid, but too few auctioneers who identify the repair. That’s not the case here!


An Even Bigger Booyah to Jim Haver of Star Coin and Currency! Not only does Jim describe the lot accurately, he also gives a tip for bidders to recognize fake gold. We have not seen that before in our top auction houses. We’re happy to see a little numismatic education here!


One big Boo! (or several) to this auction house that opens bids on silver melt common Kennedys at $35, about 8 times more than this 40% silver coin is worth.


Boo to this auction company! for citing PCGS values on an NGC coin. Both are top grading companies. PCGS is harsher, sells for more than NGC, and grades by different standards. NGC has its own price value page. Use that!


Booyah Jewelry Exchange! for noting that this lot has been polished, drastically reducing the value. Often photographs cannot pick up polishing. We rely on auctioneers to describe it.


Booyah Paige Auction! for sharp, expandable photos and nifty numismatic descriptions. We were so impressed with Paige that we dedicated a post last week to the company. Click here to read.

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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