Southwest Bullion and Coin Wins … “Best Descriptions”

Southwest Bullion and Coin, operated by Justin Quinn–a top-ranked house through much of 2013 on Proxiblog–has won the category of “Best Descriptions,” based on numismatic knowledge–especially the ability to identify flaws and rarities in consignments and to honor basic ethical tenets with regard to value. As was the case last year, this was a hotly […]

Southwest Bullion Shoutout

Every now and then we will showcase exemplary lot descriptions. This one is from our top house, Southwest Bullion and Coin, which continues to improve with each auction! (Click to expand photo.) This lot description not only contains all of the basics–holder, condition, sharp photo, zero percent buyer’s premium … and retail value. Auctioneer Justin […]

Southwest Bullion Enhances Descriptions

< We continue to document how small changes greatly enhance online interactivity in Proxibid auctions. Here’s another case, this time with numismatic descriptions by Southwest Coin and Bullion. (Click to expand above photo for detailed observation.) Southwest Bullion and Coin typically does a good job describing coin lots, citing the right price guide and providing […]

Stand-Alone Booyah for Southwest Bullion and Coin

Every now and then we come across a coin lot description that impresses us. The last one occurred on May 23, 2013, about lot descriptions by Star Coin and Currency. Today we’re recognizing Southwest Bullion and Coin for its description of how to bid on a coin that may or may not bring high values. […]

Southwest Bullion’s Mystery Lots

Coin collectors like to discover “finds,” whether it be in rolls or in auctions. Southwest Bullion knows this and is introducing mystery lots to intrigue bidders. We admire innovation in coin auctions, and Southwest Bullion and Coin is doing just that with mystery lots containing slabbed coins by NGC and PCGS. We asked auctioneer Justin […]

Grading Southwest Bullion

We will run occasional grading checks on Proxibid auctions so you can see how we bid based on condition. These coins are from Southwest Bullion’s Oct. 1 auction. We grade on PCGS standards as found on Photograde, admittedly more conservative than grading of most auctioneers but still the standard in numismatics. We call a coin: […]

On the Block: Southwest Bullion Rolls Out 0% Buyer’s Fee, Flat-Rate Shipping

Southwest Bullion, located in Houston, Texas, has rolled out a 0% buyer’s fee with flat-rate USPS shipping, APN clearance with no maximum-bid-viewing or consignor bidding. By Justin Quinn, licensed auctioneer The coin market has for many years been stricken with a BUYERS PREMIUM fee structure that supposedly only really benefits the seller, but in our […]

New Rankings, 51,000 Views; Proxiblog Takes Hiatus

Top six houses profiled here all offer something special to the coin buyer on Proxibid. Proxiblog, which continues to gain viewers worldwide, will be on hiatus to return Sept. 1, 2014. If you believe we are offering a valuable free service, posting every weekday–more than 700 posts since our inception, with 10,000+ photos–then please consider […]

Approaching 50,000 Views, Two Houses Soar!

Proxiblog’s Coin and Currency category remains relatively stable with the top 15 or so houses featuring excellent consignments, quality photos and excellent customer service. Back to the Past Collectibles soared into the top 10 by upgrading its photography. We wish one or two other favorite houses at the bottom of our rankings also felt the […]

Capitol Coin Wins “Best Auction” a Second Time

Capitol Coin Auction has won our award for “Best Coin Auction” on the Proxibid portal, garnering “Best Shipping,” “Best Photography,” and “Value Added” honors with honorable mentions in “Best Descriptions” and “Best Consignments.” This is the second year in a row that Capitol Coin Auction has won the top honor. A close second, once again, […]