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."

Numismatic Specialization:

  • Coin grading
  • Coin authentication
  • Coin appraisal
  • Coin fraud concerns
  • Coin fraud lawsuit help
  • Coin arbitration help
  • Coin attorney help
  • Coin & bullion advice

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.


ICTA Thanks Mike Fuljenz

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.

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Successful Achievements and Awards In 2013 For America's Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz

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.

"I've always tried to provide the public with must-know information so they can make informed decisions before they buy or sell rare coins or bullion coins. I am grateful for the recognition of my consumer protection and education efforts," said Fuljenz who is known as America's Gold Expert®.

 

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The Mike Fuljenz Metals Market Report

April 2014, Week 3 Edition

Gold has been very volatile in the last week, rising from below $1284 on April 3 to $1330 on April 14 before correcting back to $1300 on Tuesday, April 15. Still, it's encouraging to see gold remain slightly above $1300 after starting the year at $1200. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrials are down over 2% and the once-glamorous NASDAQ tech stock index fell 5% in the last week. Gold rose Friday on high producer price inflation and then got a boost Monday on a revival of violence in Ukraine, but consumer price inflation (released Tuesday) was "tame," so gold retreated, despite continuing tensions in the Ukraine.

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Is China "Losing its Taste" for Gold?

Another reason for gold's decline on Tuesday was a strange article in The Wall Street Journal, titled "China is Losing its Taste for Gold." After 6,000 years of honoring gold, after finally being able to afford to buy gold as a luxury after centuries of living absolute poverty, after a decade of liberalizing laws to allow wider gold ownership in China, after setting a record all-time high for both gold production and gold consumption in 2013, and after a rapid acceleration in gold demand in China during the first two months of 2014, all of a sudden China lost its "taste" for gold? That word does not pass the "smell" taste.

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New Silver Eagle on the Horizon

The silver American Eagle, the best-selling U.S. bullion coin for more than a generation, could be on the verge of an exciting makeover.

The United States Mint is considering a dramatic new design for the coin's reverse – one that depicts a powerful naturalistic eagle. If adopted, it would replace the small heraldic eagle shown on that side of the coin since it was first issued in 1986.

If, in fact, a new Silver Eagle with a brand-new reverse does enter production in 2015, as now seems likely, the series figures to gain even greater appeal for those who consider these coins to be collectibles. With two distinct varieties to acquire, the series would seem certain to attract new enthusiasts, and existing collectors would have more incentive to fill in any gaps in their "Type I" sets, if that portion is complete.

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Fox 4 KBTV: Mike Fuljenz and Jessica Guidry honored with NLG 2013 Best Television Report Award

Mike Fuljenz discusses the billions that America would save by eliminating the penny and the dollar bill.



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America's Gold Expert® Mike Fuljenz Received "The Clemy" At 2013 World's Fair of Money

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…

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Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Speaks to Police Agencies on Numismatic Crimes

certified rare gold and silver coins by texas coin dealer michael FuljenzMichael 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

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Report from the World's Fair of Money in Chicago

Watch Video: Report from the World's Fair of Money in Chicago

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.

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ICTA Board of Directors Member Mike Fuljenz Goes to Washington to Support the Collectible Coin Protection Act

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Mike Fuljenz with Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep Jimmy Hayes (R-LA)

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).
I was among a half dozen of the country's numismatic leaders who met in Washington, DC on June 28, 2012 with Congressional leaders and staff members to discuss the importance of the proposed legislation to protect the public.

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KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers Interviews Mike Fuljenz

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.

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