Proxiblog has been posting now for almost four years on a daily weekday basis, explaining numismatics to newcomers to the portal and advocating for best practices. It has been a labor of love with more than 750 posts and thousands of coin photos and screenshots. In recent months, however, we have been noticing that we are repeating the same best practices–low buyer’s premium, sharp photographs, reasonable shipping, etc.–and bemoaning the same bad practices, ranging from fake California gold to outrageous estimates of value. We think our job has been done.
We also believe we made a positive impact on Proxibid. As such, we will cease daily weekday and only publish occasionally thereafter.
This month our rankings list in the left sidebar represents our “All-Time Favorite Auctions,” those that have been included in our top 20 throughout much of our existence.
We are truly grateful for the thousands of viewers and followers worldwide. We deeply appreciate auction companies that have donated to our scholarship fund. If you feel we have made an impact on your business or have advanced numismatics and the hobby, we ask that you make a contribution by clicking here.
You can also order any of our books on coin design and online auctioneering. Both are available on Amazon Kindle. Online Coin Auctioneering is intended for eBayers who sell coins and for estate auctioneers considering or already selling on a portal such as AuctionZip, iCollector or Proxibid. Basic Coin Design analyzes every coin minted by the US Government, in terms of design characteristics and appeal.
Finally, we appreciate Proxibid, especially is excellent customer service division–best in the online business–and hope we have helped enhance its quality control and brand of trust.
Thank you and happy bidding and auctioneering!
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.