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E-Auction 17 Aftersale lots available now!

Welcome to the Davissons Ltd website. We are a family business, Allan, Marnie, and as of 2011, Lief Davisson. We have been in business for over 40 years and have handled many exciting and significant coins in that time. We are a member firm of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN), the most restrictive numismatic professional association in the world. We specialize in ancient Greek and Roman coins, and coins, tokens and medals of Great Britain, as well as historic US and world coins and medals. We bring to our business an enthusiasm for coins, their history and aesthetics. In over four decades in business, we have come to know many people who share these interests and who have become long term friends and clients.

Feel free to contact us with any questions about the website or our business, or to get assistance with developing your collection. Whether you are beginning or advanced, we look forward to working with you.


Welcome to E-Auction 17!

Serious collections built over a long time include many unusual things in addition to the main concentration. Sometimes there are infrequently seen items like the three inexpensive Henry VI episcopal pennies (lots 75 to 77). The manuscript hinting at a tale of fatherly concern and the vagaries of love, lot 162, is part of the same collection. These come from a collector whose outstanding English collection anchored our last major auction. We are moving to the end of that collection and items like the US type coins and the investment lot of US proof sets are part of what remains.

How Bidding Works

Davissons Ltd uses a soft close for its auctions, which means no lot closes until everyone is done bidding. Every time a bid is placed within the final 40 seconds of a lot closing, the timer is reset to 40 seconds. This continues until no bids are placed for 40 seconds, at which point the lot closes. There will never be more than one lot closing at once, as the next lot is not allowed to begin closing until the current lot closes.

To bid: enter your maximum bid into the text box, and click submit. Only round dollar amounts are accepted. You are then required to confirm your bid. Once confirmed, all bids are final. If you have placed a bid in error you must call during office hours and speak to one of us. If you are the current high bidder then it will display “Current High Bidder: YOU” If you are not the high bidder, or if you are not logged in, then the current high bidder will be identified by their 5 digit client ID. You may find your client ID under the Account tab.

Bids are reduced automatically, so feel free to bid your maximum and it will be reduced to one increment over the current high bid. If a user places a bid that is higher than necessary to be the current high bidder on the lot, the displayed bid will reflect one advance over the next lower bid. For example, if a user "A" places a bid of $120 on a lot which opens at $100, "A" will be winning that lot at $100. If another user "B" bids $110, the winning bidder will be "A" at $120, one advance over the supporting bid of $110. If user "B" in this example instead placed a bid at $120, then user "A" will still be winning at $120 because they placed that maximum bid value first.

Increments can be viewed here. The next bid will always be on the next increment, so if a user is winning a lot at $100, or $105, or $109, the next bid will still always be $110.

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