Rewriting Bad Descriptions


Sometimes we get so frustrated viewing hyped descriptions that we are tempted to write our own. Click to expand photo above and see whom you agree with, the auctioneer or Proxiblog?

We wonder sometimes how auctioneers, especially those who deal regularly in coins–or even are coin dealers–can post descriptions like these. The auctioneer sees “beautiful”; we see “dipped.” The auctioneer sees “wonderful”; we see scratch; the auctioneer sees “stunning”; we see bag marks; the auctioneer sees a rare 1901 Morgan; we see a common 1901-O Morgan.

Oh, well. Grading is subjective, right?

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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