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David Carleton, President

President and numismatist at RCNH, Dave started collecting coins when introduced to the hobby by his father and grandfather in the 1950’s. After a lull he began buying Krugerrands in 1976 and sold at the height of the market in 1980, which sparked a six year collecting binge that culminated in David meeting Warren, his future business partner and mentor. After working together for several years, both left the firm they were working with and started RCNH in 1990.

Warren Mills, Vice President

Vice President and Chief Numismatist of RCNH, Warren has been a coin collector since 1965. He has sold as much as $10 million in coins in a single year.

  • Selected by the Rosen Numismatic Advisory as one of the ten leading numismatists in the country for seven consecutive years.
  • One of a handful of recommended dealers by the Silver & Gold Report.
  • Noted in the Coin World Guide to U.S. Coins for handling one of the nicest 1895 Proof Sets known.
  • Asked to speak on many national radio programs about coins throughout the year.
  • Krause Customer Service Award winner (Krause is the largest numismatic publisher in the country).
  • If not the best eye in the country, Mills is certainly one of the three best, and also one of the most honest.

    -James DiGeorgia, Editor, The Silver and Gold Report.

    Joseph Presti, COO

    Attorney and professional numismatist who assists Warren with coin buying in the office and at auctions and runs day to day operations. Joe has worked with Warren since 1980 as well as with the founders of PCGS, NGC and CAC. His expertise spans US coins and a variety of World coins, and this knowledge has benefited many RCNH clients via outright sales and auctions. Joe typically does not work with retail clients, but has been known to work selectively with clients who have specific needs or wants.

    Donald W. Dee: Director, RCNH Financial

    Director of the Financial Services Division of RCNH, the noted numismatic firm recognized internationally for its unrivaled technical expertise and consumer protection practices. Don has worked exclusively in the rare coin and tangible asset markets since graduating from the University of Massachusetts. Working with financial professionals for over 25 years, RCNH Financial is approved and has been fully vetted by many broker dealers, RIA’s, portfolio management firms and estate planning attorneys. Donald has been a frequent and popular guest speaker on numerous radio and television shows in both the United States and Canada discussing tangible asset investments. A published author and contributor to Life Insurance Selling Magazine, Donald has also opened markets for the placement of premium quality rare coin and precious metals investment portfolios throughout the United States, Canada and Saudi Arabia as well. Don is a frequent invited guest speaker at numerous financial educational forums.

    Please click here to visit the RCNH Financial Services Division website.

    Lou Roten

    Like many involved with coins, Lou became interested in coins at a very young age, influenced by his grandfather. Though his grand-dad was not a collector, he loved American and European history, creating an interest in historical artifacts which included coins of the world. Six years study of Latin and two of ancient Greek in high school, reading Caesar, Cicero, Virgil and Xenophon, led to an interest in ancient coins. Sadly, his entire collection was stolen while still in his teens, though his stamp collection was untouched. College, graduate school, then work took over for many years, traveling to and working in 44 countries for more than 30 years. More recently he taught mathematics and physical sciences at a local university for last ten years. All the while the interest in coins continued until the opportunity came about in early 2014 to revisit this great hobby/avocation and to join RCNH for total immersion in the business, learning from the collective experience of the exceptional professional numismatists at RCNH. Coin interests are early 19th century silver and copper, especially varieties, often a result of expedience and reuse of dies.

    Christopher Kahler

    Chris has 20 years of experience in the numismatic field. He initially became interested in coins as a boy with his very first purchase, an 1859 Indian Head Cent he bought for $4. That purchase ignited a passion for the hobby that he still has today.

    Years later as Chris became more involved in the industry; he decided to turn his passion for the industry into a profession and become a professional numismatist. He set up tables at local and regional shows and made many contacts with other industry professionals while building a loyal customer base. Collectors recognized his uncompromising standard for quality. Chris prizes originality and as a numismatist he is always interested in expanding his knowledge, that is how he came to find RCNH in 2014.

    Over the next few years Chris developed a relationship with Warren and Dave, while learning as much as he could along the way. Chris enjoys all aspects of numismatics, but is still passionate about type coins as well as early copper and the Indian Head Cent series.

    Donald Severance

    Don has been a professional numismatist for over twenty-five (25) years. His interest began originally collecting coins, but then was soon introduced to paper money. Although versed in both, Don’s passion was with paper money. Intrigued by the history, beauty and detail of each piece he researched and assembled an impressive collection of U.S. currency. He eventually formed his own company, buying and selling every type of currency, attending shows across the country and building a client base that trusted and relied on him to find that perfect piece.

    In 2000, Don became a contributor to the Standard Guide To Small-Size U.S. Paper Money. Shortly thereafter, Don joined Spectrum Currency as their East Coast Representative. While at Spectrum he traveled the country buying and selling currency and acquiring collections for auction. Don has made many currency discoveries in his career including a new Friedberg catalog number that was chronicled in the Bank Note Reporter. A note that was previously not known to exist.

    Don eventually left Spectrum to continue his career working for himself and to focus on his expansive clientele. Don works very closely with Rare Coins of New Hampshire as a Currency Consultant and together we have bought and sold over 7 figures in currency. How can we help you?

    Don is a member of the PCDA (Professional Currency Dealers Association), ANA (American Numismatic Association) and FUN (Florida United Numismatist).

    Jonathan E. Danch

    Jonathan began collecting rare coins in 1969 with a solid appreciation of antiques and collectibles as well. He has been a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association since 1981. In 1980 he became a wholesale representative with a nationally recognized rare coin firm. This is where he first met and worked with most of the numismatists of Rare Coins of New Hampshire. Later, he was a product wholesaler to the financial services industry. During that time he authored several articles about rare coins in Brokers World, California Planner, California Broker, Life Insurance Selling and Barron’s. Later he worked with a nationally recognized rare coin firm working with Collectors and Investors. He has followed the prices of rare coins and precious metals (gold & silver) since 1980. Jonathan makes this statement: “I am not in this business to sell anyone anything. I am committed to helping my clients buy the rare coins and hard assets which are best suited for their long term potential and hedge against economic uncertainty.”