Your collection

in this volatile era of rapidly escalating prices for better coins—

Time to sell? Or redirect? Or be opportunistic?

We can help.

Since we issued our first printed sale sheet in 1969 while still students at the University of Minnesota, we have been fortunate to handle thousands of fascinating coins of all types -- American, European and World from all eras, ancient Greek and Roman and, of course, coins, tokens and medals of the British Isles.

Without the loyalty and support of many collectors, we would not have been able to establish ourselves as serious professionals in the exciting world of numismatics.

We will bring the experience and the same enthusiasm we have exhibited for forty years to your collection. We have helped form some exceptional collections. When there is material outside our specialties of Greek, Roman, and British, we lean on a depth of knowledge about the coin market and the people who specialize in those other areas. Our membership in the restrictive International Association of Professional Numismatists means that we have personal relationships with the most important dealers in the world.

Contact us if you would like to discuss your collection--whether as a project in progress, as something that needs a valuation, or as an asset you would like to cash out. Our long experience is very helpful, particularly now that desirable material has become so much more valuable than it was even a few years ago.

We follow the market closely and are aware when important pieces come to market. We participate in important auctions and maintain contact with our numismatic colleagues. We can help you build your collection.

When the time comes, we can help you sell your collection. In a time when major auction firms pride themselves on following the business school dictum to “not own inventory” and individual consignments can get lost in their voluminous catalogs that can weigh several pounds, we can offer your coins in a small scale specialized format that gives optimal attention to all your material.

We provide up-to-date valuation, thorough descriptions and maximum exposure to a well established clientele. We also have a substantial economic capacity to purchase collections.

Please consider trusting us with your collection. We can travel to meet with you. We also carry insurance to cover the value if you ship your collection to us. Contact us for more information.

Allan Davisson


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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