Welcome to Mike Fuljenz's Official Site
Michael Fuljenz admits, "I love coins. From the very first Indian quarter-eagle gold piece I bought for my personal collection, to the latest batch of twenty-dollar gold pieces that I gathered together for a group of collectors, I've been hooked." Michael adds, "I worked hard, saved up to buy favorite coins and embarked on what I know now is a lifelong love affair. Coin collecting fires my imagination, and I want to pass my love of coins on to others."
Luckily, I've turned my love for coins and the glimpses of art and history they convey into a vocation. I've been privileged to share my fascination with thousands of collectors and investors, many of whom have become lifelong friends along the way.
NRA Benefactor and Gold Expert Michael Fuljenz Honored With Six Awards At the 2014 World's Fair of Money
(Rosemont, Illinois) -- National Rifle Association sponsor and nationally-known gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz was presented with a total of six major awards by three prestigious organizations at the Chicago 2014 World's Fair of MoneySM, held August 5 - 9, 2014.
Fox Business Network correspondent Jeff Flock interviewed Mike Fuljenz about rare coins and precious metals at the 2014 World's Fair of Money.
(Photo by Donn Pearlman.)
Fuljenz was praised for his excellence in consumer protection and education efforts as well as outstanding service to the numismatic hobby and profession. The awards were presented by the Congressionally-chartered American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).
Numismatist Mike Fuljenz is lauded by Doug Davis for his classes about the complexities of numismatic crime
Mike Fuljenz helps 42 Florida detectives become more knowledgeable about how to handle and investigate numismatic crime.
As you probably know, ICTA is the national trade association that is the “watch dog” for the coin/precious metals community, most especially on the federal level. We’re a comparatively very small association and can only do so much with our small staff. When being proactive with in-state dealers to try to achieve a state sales tax exemption on coins and precious metals, they usually hire a lobbyist and then work with ICTA for the education part. We then all work together to first educate the lobbyist who then may find an appropriate legislator to sponsor the bill before going to the next step of educationg the rest of the legislators. This slightly an oversimplification, but you get the idea.
Michael Fuljenz was honored the past year by numerous national and local organizations for his professional writings and consumer protection work as well as his civic activities. Major news organizations, including Fox Business Network, Forbes and NBCNews.com, sought his comments regarding the rare coin and bullion markets, and he was featured in a profile story in the Beaumont Enterprise VIP magazine.
March 2015, Week 4 EditionGold turned on a dime last Wednesday during the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) press conference, when the Fed seemed to be saying that they would delay any increase in key short-term U.S. interest rates.
The Fed’s statement last week sent the U.S. dollar down and gold up. Gold in America had fallen victim to a sharply rising dollar, but the fall of the recent fall in the dollar has boosted U.S. gold prices. On the previous Friday, March 13, the euro had fallen below $1.05, but as of Monday, March 23, the euro is up to $1.0926, up more than 4% in 10 days. The price of gold has also risen by almost 4%, from $1147 right before the Fed announcement, to $1188 on Monday morning. Most of that gain came from the dollar fall.
Demand for my previous book, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century, is also increasing. A good sign for the Indian gold coin market.
America's Gold Expert® Mike Fuljenz Received 'The Clemy' At 2013 World's Fair of Money America's Gold Expert® Mike Fuljenz, received multiple awards during the annual World's Fair of Money, including one of the profession's most esteemed honors, "The Clemy," for his consumer protection and education work in rare coins and precious metals…
Michael Fuljenz was a keynote speaker at a special training course for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry. Mike provided seminar participants with information on where they can promptly get assistance
At the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money in suburban Chicago this month. I am happy to report that I was interviewed by Jeff Flock of Fox Business News, as the show was winding down. He commented on the massive (five-hour long) line of investors wanting to buy the new reverse proof buffalo gold coin from the U.S. Mint. We both noted the rising interest in physical gold.
ICTA Board of Directors Member Mike Fuljenz Goes to Washington to Support the Collectible Coin Protection Act
I am urging coin collectors and investors nationwide to promptly contact their Congressional representatives in support of the recently introduced Collectible Coin Protection Act (HR5977).
KFDM-TV Channel 6 in my hometown of Beaumont,Texas recently did a Crime Stoppers story about a Texas dealer who reportedly paid only $16,000 for nearly $250,000 of coins sent to him by an 82-year old California woman. The interviewer asked me for consumer protection advice so other people can avoid encountering this kind of problem.