A brief Biography
My quest for ancient and medieval coins began longer ago than even I care to remember. Actually it was in 1968 when, at the age of 13, I attended a local coin auction which offered a lot of two Roman coins and a book about them. Fortunately, I was the only one in the room willing to make a bid and my meager budget allowed me to make the purchase for a total of about $8.00. (I still have one of the coins).
The next few years were very frustrating as Western Canada was not a hot bed of ancient coins and I was forced to search further abroad for more sources. Over time I acquired many items surplus to my own collection and in 1986 started R.D.K. ANCIENT COINS as a way of selling my duplicates and excess items. The name of the business was changed to Calgary Coin Gallery when Tom Preston (now retired) joined the business in 1989 which allowed for expansion into a wider variety of coins including Canadian, US and modern World coins.
CNA - Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (Life member 433)
ANA - American Numismatic Association (br-3150774)
CAND - Canadian Association of Numismatic dealers
CNS - Calgary Numismatic Society
If you happen to be in Calgary, please feel free to come by the store at where you will find a much wider selection of coins than are listed on this website. The store is located at :
1404 Centre Street SE
(South of the Calgary Tower.)