More Than 16,000 Views in 2013!

Competition among coin-selling houses on Proxibid continues to be intense with very little difference in services among our top dozen or so houses. All in our rankings offer quality coins, ship reasonably and post expandable photos of obverse and reverse. We welcome back K&K Auction Service, which is running coin auctions again. Krueger and Krueger Auction, one of our favorites, no longer sees maximum bids and so appears in our rankings. And Certified Rare Coin Auctions makes its first appearance with stunning coins. That said, Capitol Coin Auction still leads the pack with detailed lot descriptions, accurate grading, low buyer’s fee, quick shipping and fine numismatic photography and consignments–excellent on all levels.

SilverTowne Auctions, Leonard Auction, Weaver Auction, Gary Ryther Auctions, Meares Auction, Star Coin and Currency, and Fox Valley Coins rank among the top 10 in our assessment. But so many more listed on the right sidebar are offering fine consignments, good customer service and other features. Among the most difficult categories to master, however, are sharp numismatic photography that captures luster and color in addition to accurate lot descriptions about grade and condition.

As we always note in our rankings, these are based on our experience and should be considered Proxiblog’s favorite houses. Your experience may differ from ours.

As for Proxiblog, we are pleased that our viewership keeps improving, with more than 16,500 views worldwide in 2013. We provide this blog for free to raise scholarship money via our online account with the Iowa State Foundation and via our numismatic work, Basic Coin Design, on Amazon Kindle.

See the countries that visit our site in the screenshot below (click to expand):


As for individual posts, the most accessed article remains “California Gold: Real, Replica and Fake,” which enjoyed 2058 views in 2013.

See this screenshot for other top posts (click to expand):


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.


2 thoughts on “More Than 16,000 Views in 2013!

  1. Mike, thanks for the shout out!!! I have placed a link on my ‘about us’ page on my website to your home page. I had the link on there a few years ago & through redesign of my site it simply was omitted… I am happy to be able to promote it once again. Our website is viewed on an average of 700 times a week, I hope our customers will take time to view your site & learn about both good & poor coin sellers on Proxibid. I can only suggest that all of the top sellers post a link as well.
    In closing, thank you for your insight & willingness to make our industry honest, to promote higher standards & education to help us be the best we can be! Best Wishes, Ron

    • Thank you, Ron. You do such good work. Warmest regards, Michael

      † Michael Bugeja Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, member Coin World, “Home Hobbyist,” columnist Coin Update News, “Coingrader Capsule,” writer

      † Mobile: 515.708.3340 † Education is a lifelong experience Experience is a lifelong education Education†+ experience = expertise †


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