Charles Davis

Numismatic Literature



About Us

Charles Davis has been a dealer in numismatic literature since 1979, and since 1990 has made it a full time occupation. A member of the A.N.A. (No. 60027) and EAC (No. 142) since 1968, we have, during the past 20 years, conducted one or two auction sales per year offering consignments from the American Numismatic Society, The American Numismatic Association, Harvard University Art Museums, and The Free Library of Philadelphia, as well as the intact library of T. E. Leon, coin buyer for Virgil Brand. In addition we offered the Henry Chapman library at public auction at the 1997 ANA convention in Cleveland. In 1993 we were asked to write the four catalogues for the million dollar Armand Champa library for Bowers & Merena with Part 1 winning the 1995 Numismatic Literary Guild Best Catalogue Award.

In 1992 we wrote American Numismatic Literature, published by Quarterman. During the years 1991­1995 we edited the Asylum (the journal of the numismatic book collector’s society) which received the Best Specialty Publication from the A.N.A. in 1993, and 1997­2007 instructed the class in Numismatic Literature and Research at the A.N.A. Summer Seminar. Since 1998 we have been listed as a contributor to the “Red Book.” Since 1993 we have had a bourse table at the A.N.A. Annual Convention traveling as far as San Francisco in 2005 and as close as Boston in 2010. Our show schedule also includes the major shows in Baltimore and Boston.

In addition to American Numismatic Literature, we also published the reprint of the rare Mason’s Monthly Magazine in three volumes, Woodward’s legendary Mickley catalogue adding a priced and named supplement, and a reprint of the rare early Cogan sales. We are the sole distributors for the publications of the Colonial Coin Collector’s Club (C­4) and for the publications of William Noyes on United States large cents, by Eric Newman on the Fugio Coppers, and for the annual publications of the Royal and British Numismatic Societies. We are also the major North American source of titles published by the London firm Spink & Son.


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Methods of Payment

We accept checks in Dollars drawn on a bank in the United States. All major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Note: We may contact you for the 3 or 4 digit security code. Paypal is available:

Methods of Shipment

All domestic shipments are sent by the United States Post Office ­ Media Mail, or if requested, Priority Mail Foreign Shipments are by United States Post Office ­Priority Mail International. Charges generally range from $35.00 – $65.00. Foreign shipments weighing less than 4 lbs (1.8 kg) are eligible for First Class International, but no Postal insurance is provided and we cannot be responsible for loss or damage.



Contact Us

Charles Davis
Post Office Box 1
Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

Telephone: (978) 468 – 2933
Fax (978) 468 – 7893

Business Hours: Monday ­ Friday 8:00 – ­5:00 EST