This is an educational, proactive blog that reviews and shares information about auctioneers selling coins on the auction portal Proxibid.com. This blog is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Proxibid or any other auction company. Its purpose is to share information about best (and worst) practices of online auction houses in the business of selling coins through Proxibid.com.
To be showcased on this blog, the auction company must meet basic numismatic criteria:
1. Clear pictures of obverse and reverse of coins.
2. The ability to expand pictures so as to analyze any flaws or identify any varieties.
3. Accurate numismatic lot descriptions.
4. Reasonable buyer’s fees.
5. Inexpensive, quick shipping.
Each review will total points for a maximum of 4 points in each of the above categories. A fifth category, “Proxi+Plus,” potentially adds a maximum of five points for any special feature or practice of the auction company, such as removing counterfeit coins when identified or accepting returns when a buyer has a good numismatic reason (such as a faulty description or other error by the auction company).
Auction companies that fail to meet the above basic criteria will not be featured on this blog. Thus, it is an honor to be included in our rolls.
Proxiblog reviews will be based on personal experience of doing business with the auction company. Your experience may differ from ours. Periodically we will showcase rankings as companies add new features.
An important purpose of this blog is to generate scholarships for the webmaster’s students attending Iowa State University. While anyone can donate to the scholarship fund, featured sponsorships, which usually run Friday through Sunday, are by invitation.
If you are an auctioneer and would like to be considered for this blog, leave a comment.
Feedback on auction companies profiled here is allowed but will be monitored carefully, as the object is to share best practices so that other companies doing business on Proxibid adopt those practices in the interest of the coin collecting hobby.