Decatur Coin and Jewelry’s timed auction ending July 9 set new standards on the portal in terms of service, buyers’ premium, quality consignment, photographs and descriptions. The house has no buyer’s premium and ships quickly and inexpensively. This performance exceeds anything we’ve seen on Proxibid in the past four years!”
We knew we were in for a treat after viewing numismatic lot descriptions accompanied by YouTube videos. (Click screenshots below to expand.)
Today we’ll tell Decatur’s story using photos to save thousands of words. Let’s start with the consignment. We saw rarities worth thousands of dollars alongside more common but quality selections with opening bids below wholesale greysheet. Take a look at these Morgans below:
Now look at the depth of lot descriptions, as in this typical example:
Look at the sharpness of photographs capturing difficult deep mirrors, with each lot having as many as eight photos showcasing different angles:
Best of all were Decatur’s terms of service, offering zero percent buyer’s fee with APN credit-card clearance and rapid, inexpensive shipping:
Moreover, Decatur Coin and Jewelry is a bonafide PCGS and NGC authorized dealer, meaning the company meets professional numismatic standards in ethical practices, including counterfeit detection.
If Decatur continues to offer timed auctions like this most recent one, more hobbyists will eagerly await its next coin auction and wars will break out, not concerning late delivery of goods or misidentified lots, but genuine bidding wars as buyers compete for cherry lots.
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.