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Beaumont Rare Coin and Bullion Expert Michael Fuljenz Named 2021 Dealer of the Year
PRESS RELEASE: (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont (www.UniversalCoin.com), has been named the 2021 Dealer of the Year by the Congressionally-chartered American Numismatic Association (ANA www.money.org). He will be honored at an awards banquet at the organization’s World’s Fair of Money® in Chicago on August 13.
In announcing his selection as Dealer of the Year, the 28,000-member, nonprofit association noted: “He is not only an outstanding numismatic educator and community leader, but he has also helped many collectors and dealers who were victims of fraud.” In one case, Fuljenz helped a Louisiana physician obtain a $1 million refund from an unscrupulous merchant who sold him counterfeit gold coins.
“I am truly grateful for the Dealer of the Year recognition from such a renowned, national organization as the American Numismatic Association. All my professional and personal life, from teaching high school chemistry and physics to active involvement in the community and leading a prominent, nationwide rare coin and precious metals dealership, I have strived to provide both useful education and the highest quality products and service,” said Fuljenz.
Known as America's Gold Expert®, for more than three decades Fuljenz has conducted counterfeit detection seminars around the country and assisted law enforcement agencies in solving numismatic-related crimes.
He has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals, including awards from the Press Club of Southeast Texas, the Numismatic Literary Guild and has been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University in 2015.
A respected community leader for his tireless volunteer work on behalf of Lamar University and other educational, athletic, civic, and church organizations in his hometown of Beaumont, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Better Business Bureau, Texas Attorney General, Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the influential National Coin & Bullion Association, Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas, and is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and is a PNG Accredited Precious Metals Dealer.
His free, weekly Metals Market Report is available online at www.UniversalCoin.com.
The American Numismatic Association’s Dealer of the Year award is presented annually since 2009 to honor a professional numismatist who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the association, and who displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer. The association’s headquarters are in Colorado.
Founded in 1994 and accredited by the Better Business Bureau, Universal Coin & Bullion is a rare coin and precious metals leader with collector and investor clients nationwide. Today, there are more than 60 employees in the company’s Beaumont offices.
For additional information, contact Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont at 877-899-8380 or visit online at www.UniversalCoin.com.