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  1. Welcome to E-Auction 33

    In 2002 we sold a collection of 229 Greek electrotypes for $12,500. A few years ago we were asked by a serious collector who remembered that lot if it might be for sale if he offered twice the amount it realized in 2002. The current owner said no. This ...

  2. The Only Silver Coin Issue for Nearly Half of the British 18th Century

    The “Northumberland” shilling is more a story of the energetic and influential Hugh Percy, an important figure in the court of George II, than it is of a lone silver coin issued in limited numbers—3000 or fewer—in the midst of a period of nearly a half ...

  3. Welcome to E-Auction 32

    Watching numismatic auctions while sitting at my desk allows me to get a feel for the coin market that used to require days of travel and substantial expense. While I cannot view the lots themselves and thus can readily miss the subtle characteristics ...

  4. Welcome to E-Auction 31

    The Birth of the Gothic Florin. Victoria had a long reign, a concluding article in a year-long series on England’s silver coinage in the 1924 Spink Numismatic Circular notes. Thus, while “there were a considerable number of designs for the coinage, ...

  5. Welcome to E-Auction 30

    A smattering of interesting gold coinage opens our sale. Most have served their original marketplace purpose, and now they have become an affordable collectible. A bit of ancient and medieval, a bit of British and world, and several more US gold type ...

  6. Welcome to E-Auction 29

    You will find variety in our spring sale. Opening bids from $16 to $5000. Gold coinage, interesting and affordable classics, including early Greek electrum, an early Islamic trade coin, an affordable Nero aureus, a pretty Byzantine scyphate, a choice ...

  7. Welcome to Auction 38

    Old collections, old memories of the coins we sold many years ago, and of collectors, fellow enthusiasts sharing the wonder of numismatics… A large portion of this catalog has come from collectors we have known, some repositioning their focus; others ...

  8. Welcome to E-Auction 28

    This is our fifth E-Auction for 2018. With well over 900 lots offered in E-Auctions and 390 lots in our major February sale, a small company that publishes just over 1300 lots in a year sounds a bit modest—this in an era where large auctions with ...

  9. Elizabeth I Shillings

    Shillings were a Tudor innovation that began with the coinage reform under Edward VI. The reign of Elizabeth saw the denomination expand in scope and complexity to meet the ongoing challenges of coinage for local economies and expanding international ...

  10. Welcome to E-Auction 27

    Many American coin collectors began as youngsters assembling date sets. They soon recognized that 20th Century US coins had some fascinating varieties—the three-legged buffalo was one, and the piece offered here is the first I have ever had. Even though ...

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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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