Proxibid Pet Peeves

numismatice terms

We have written about these pet peeves before, and we still encounter them frequently on Proxibid. Best we can do is make you aware of them. (Click to expand photos.)

DMPLs that Aren’t

No mirror on this lot; so how can it be “deep”?

Low Resolution Photos

Want to sell online? Then master digital photography.

Sticker Shock


Auctioneers love stickers. We hate them covering certification data on slabbed coins.

Mistake a Lot


Please master Proxibid templates so we know what we are bidding on.

Counterfeit Replica Gold


Tempting, isn’t it, to label these plated fakes as gold? How about calling them brass-plated fake California replicas?

We will continue to bring to monitor and report these peeves so that auctioneer and bidder alike become more aware of standard numismatic practice.

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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