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 bad auctioneer lot descriptions and praises the best in recent auctions. (Click pictures to expand and view lot descriptions below.)


One Big Boo to this Proxibid top seller that continues to place retail and higher reserves on coin lots.


One Big Boo to his house for selling a plated counterfeit California “gold” coin with an opening bid of $35. It’s worth less than $1.


Booyah Rolling M Auction! for noting a rim flaw on this lot. More auctioneers on Proxibid need to do same.


Booyah Leonard Auction! Top house Leonard Auction takes time to describe each lot, even bulk ones like this, and provides accurate estimated values, too.


Booyah Decatur Coin! for providing some of the best lot descriptions on the portal.


Boo! to this house exaggerating the retail value of ungraded bullion.


Boo! to this house for hyping bottom-tier lots with PCGS retail values.


Boo! to this house for labeling so many lots as rare and key dates. Take a little time to distinguish between rarities, condition rarities, semi-keys and actual key dates for each series.


Booyah Munda Auction! for noting when mint and proof sets contain no boxes. (That’s a big consideration for collectors.) Way to go!


Boo! to this auction house for continuing to label cull and silver melt coins as investment, and then charging high shipping fees!


Booyah Capitol Auction! for succinct lot descriptions noting problem coins.


Booyah SilverTowne Auction! for also providing succinct lot descriptions noting problem coins. Would that every Proxibid auction house did the same!


Booyah Weaver Auction! for more succinct, accurate numismatic descriptions in addition to tiered buyer’s premiums and great customer service!

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. Tomorrow we will showcase the best lot descriptions. Stay tuned!

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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