Reprogram rebid option

Proxibid has been at the forefront of technological enhancement, with redesigns and engaging bidder windows that replicate the onsite auction experience. But one programming function needs to be upgraded, and that is the rebid option of the “My Lots” feature.

Proxibid and auctioneers want bidders to spend more time placing maximums on lots and less time dealing with multiple mouse clicks for functions that should be available technologically. For instance, this is why APN badges and transparency notices are in place, saving bidders time wading through legalese of service terms.

Consider the picture above (click to expand), and you will see a typical outbid scenario in a James Peterson auction. If a bidder wanted to increase maximums, he has to click on each item, place a bid, confirm the bid and then return to “MyProxibid, click the prebids tab, and start the process all over again. This is unnecessary, tedious and costly to both Proxibid and auctioneer.

For instance, in a Teletrade auction all one has to do is right click an item and open a new tab. Click picture to expand.

Bidders who place dozens if not hundreds of bids each month on Proxibid eventually do not increase their maximums because of the keyboard tedium of Proxibid’s “My Lots” programming, especially complicated for smart phone users.

The technological fix is relatively easy to program but tedious for Proxibid IT personnel. Rather they experience the tedium, however, than the bidder.


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.

Best Coin Photos on Proxibid

These six auction houses provide needle-sharp straight-on coin photos on Proxibid, surpassing standards so that numismatists can check for varieties and condition.

Proxiblog spent part of this week analyzing photography on all coin-selling sites on Proxibid. The test was a comparison of breast feathers on an uncirculated Morgan dollar, which requires our Honor Roll standards of clear, expandable obverse and reverse photos. However, an added analysis to test the photography was the clarity and size of the expanded photograph and whether the viewer would be able to discern a variety such as an 1880-CC VAM-4 Reverse of 78 Overdate, required by some set registries.

These six were chosen because of the needle-sharp images and more than 200% expansion of those images allowing fine details to be seen, such as overdates, hairlines, rubs, cleanings, doctoring, artificial coloring and so much more:

    Matthew Bullock Auctioneers. (Click to expand the Bullock photography of the Morgan reverse to the left.)

    Capitol Auction. (Click to expand the Capitol Auction photography of the Morgan reverse to the right.)

  • Chaparral Coin Auction. (Click to expand the Chaparral photography of the Morgan reverse to the left.)
  • Dixon’s Auction. (Click to expand the Dixon photography of the Morgan reverse to the right.)
  • Leonard Auction. (Click to expand the Leonard photography of the Morgan reverse to the left.)
  • Western Auction. (Click to expand the Western Auction photography of the Morgan reverse to the right.)

CONGRATULATIONS to these six auction houses!

Postscript: Several auction houses came close to top photography standards. Others had acceptable photography. Honorable mentions go to Culpeper Auction, Engstrom Auctions, Furlo Auctions, Gold Crown Auction, Hall’s Auction, Jackson’s Auction, James Peterson, Key Date Coins, Linkous Auctioneers, Jewelry Exchange, Kreuger Auctions, Meares Auction, Midwest Coins, Scott Auctions, Silver Trades Auction, and Weaver Coin and Signature Auctions.

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.