About Us

Rare Coins of New Hampshire (RCNH) is unique in the numismatic world.  RCNH offers a unique blend of personal, attentive service and unmatched professionalism.  Offering over a century of combined numismatic experience, RCNH can help you do anything from expanding your coin collection to making wise numismatic acquisitions.  We are an authorized dealer for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC), Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC).  We are also a member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), and have been quoted as a numismatic resource in the “Silver and Gold Report.”

RCNH is also a long standing member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and an Accredited Precious Metals Dealer (APMD). The APMD is an affiliated consumer protection program offered by PNG. APMD dealers have all passed a strict background check, are held accountable by the PNG & APMD Code of Ethics, have achieved a reputation for excellence in the precious metals industry and are legally bound to settle disputes.  The APMD program was developed to provide an even higher level of confidence for precious metals buyers by maintaining the same rigid standards of excellence for PNG precious metals dealers—and more.

Who Is Rare Coins of New Hampshire?

David Carleton, President

David Carleton, President and numismatist at RCNH 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, this 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

Warren Mills is the Vice President and Chief Numismatist of RCNH. 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

Joseph Presti, COO, is an attorney and professional numismatist and assists Warren with the coin buying in the office and at auctions and runs day to day operations.  Joe has worked with Warren since 1980 as well as 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.

Jonathan E. Danch

Jonathan E. Danch began collecting rare coins in 1969, with a solid appreciation of antiques and collectables 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. In addition he was recently interviewed by a local radio station here in NH about rare coins. 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."

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.

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