Michael Ray Fuljenz

Meet America’s Gold Expert®, Mike Fuljenz

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Universal Coin & Bullion® President, Michael Fuljenz has won more than 50 prestigious national and regional awards for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals. His books and newsletters about gold and rare coins have won Best of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild, and he received the organization’s coveted top honor in 2013, “The Clemy Award.” Mike Fuljenz is a frequent expert guest on local and national business and personal finance programs, such as Fox Business Network and CNBC, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Los Angeles Times and other broadcast, print and online news media. A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Fuljenz is a Past President of the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board and received the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award. He has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of both Crime Stoppers of Beaumont and the influential Industry Council For Tangible Assets. Even a quick review of his career resume explains why he is known nationwide as America’s Gold Expert®.

Numismatic Offices Held

  • 2013-Current  Board Member, Numismatic Literary Guild [NLG]
  • 2011-Current Board Member, Gold & Silver Political Action Committee PAC
  • 1995-Current Board Member, Industry Counsel for Tangible Assets
  • 1993 Member, American Numismatic Association Audio Visual Committee
  • 1987-1989 Chairman, American Numismatic Association Certification Service
  • 1983 Vice President, U.S. Commemorative Society
  • 1974 Chairman, Louisiana Numismatic Association State Convention
  • 1971-1974 President, Southwest Louisiana Coin Club

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Industry Service Awards

  • 2013 NLG Top Award & Highest Honor “The Clemy”
  • 2013 American Numismatic Association’s Glenn Smedley Memorial Award
  • 2008 Money Show of the Southwest Service Award
  • 1996 American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Service Award

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Numismatic Book Awards

  • 2010 NLG Investment Book of the Year Award: Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century
  • 2002 NLG Investment Book of the Year Award: Type II Double Eagles: 1866-1876
  • 2001 NLG Investment Book of the Year Extraordinary Merit Award: Collector’s Guide to Indian Head Quarter Eagles
  • 2000 NLG Investment Book of the Year Award: Type III Double Eagles 1877-1907

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Numismatic Contributor Awards

  • 2013 NLG James L. Miller Memorial Award (Best Overall Article of the Year) for “The Ultimate Saint”
  • 2010 NLG Best Writer NLG Newsletter
  • 1986 NLG Magazine Columnist of the Year

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Radio Awards

  • 2013 NLG Best Radio Report for “Hotel Coin Buyers Out of Business” – KLVI 560
  • 2012 NLG Best Radio Report for “Hotel Coin Buyers: Still A Major Problem” – KLVI 560
  • 2011 Press Club of Southeast Texas – Best Investigative Radio Report – KLVI 560
  • 2011 Press Club of Southeast Texas – 2nd Place Radio Talk Show – KLVI 560
  • 2010 NLG Best Radio Report “Warning: Beware Of Hotel Coin Buyers – KLVI 560”
  • 1995-1998 NLG Radio Reporter of the Year — WOR Radio’s Smart Money

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Newsletter & Publication Awards

  • 2012-2008 & 2004 NLG Best Dealer Publication
  • 2012 Press Club of Southeast Texas – 1st Place Excellence in the Media (Brochure Category) for his Personal Gold Guide
  • 2006-2008 NLG Extraordinary Merit Award for Investors Profit Advisory Newsletter
  • 1997-2002 NLG Extraordinary Merit Award for Investors Profit Advisory Newsletter

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Television Awards

  • 2013 NLG Best Television Report for “The Coin and Precious Metals Report” on KBTV Fox 4
  • 2012 NLG Best Television Report for NRA’s Guns and Gold on the Sportsman Channel
  • 2009 NLG Best Television Report Fox 4 King of the Road Show with Jim King
  • 1997-2000 NLG Television Reporter of the Year — CNBC-TV’s Money Talk
  • 1994 NLG Television Reporter of the Year — CNBC’s Smart Money
  • 1993 NLG Television Reporter of the Year — KWHY, Los Angeles
  • 1992 NLG Television Reporter of the Year — CNBC’s Smart Money

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Video Awards

  • 2013 NLG Extraordinary Merit Award Non-Commercial Video “Advice for Coin Collectors” for Money Show of the Southwest, December 2012 Education Seminar
  • 2012 NLG Best Non-Commercial Video “Gold and Consumer Protection” for Money Show of the Southwest, 2011 Education Seminar
  • 2012 NLG Best Commercial Video for “Gold Coin & Bullion Market Today”
  • 2011 NLG Best Non-Commercial Video “How To Include Gold Coins In Your Portfolio,” for Money Show of the Southwest, December 2010 Education Seminar
  • 2010 NLG Best Non-Commercial Video “Gold Coin Market Today” for Money Show of the Southwest, 2009 Education Seminar

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Internet & Website Awards

  • 2012 NLG Best Website Article “In God We Trust: The Story Of Our National Motto”
  • 2012 Press Club of Southeast Texas – 1st Place Electronic Newsletter for The Michael Fuljenz Metals Market Report
  • 2009 NLG Best Website Article “2009 Ultra-High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle”
  • 2002 NLG Best Website Article Award: “Why All Your Gold Coins Should Be Certified”

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Professional Presentations

  • 2014  Speaker, Orlando Numismatic Crime Information Center Law Enforcement, Educational Seminar
  • 2012 Speaker, Dallas Numismatic Crime Information Center Educational Seminar
  • 1999-2013  Speaker, The Money Show of the Southwest
  • 1992 & 2003 Speaker, Florida United Numismatists Convention
  • 1985 Speaker, Greater New York Numismatic Convention Author’s Symposium
  • 1984 Speaker, Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association in Philadelphia
  • 1984 Speaker, Garden State Numismatic Convention in New Jersey
  • 1982-1998 Instructor, American Numismatic Association (Taught Summer and Money Show seminars on the authentication and grading of gold and silver coinage)

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Notable Consulting

  • 2012 Expert Consultant to the Royal Canadian Mint on the Antelope $5 Coin Design
  • 1995 U.S. Mint Alexandria, Virginia Eagle Distribution Symposium
  • 1994 Phillips Publications Ken and Daria Dolan’s Straight Talk
  • 1992-1997 Weiss Research Silver & Gold Report
  • 1991-2000 Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan on WOR Radio & Premier Network
  • 1990 U.S. Postal Service & General Services Administration Consumer’s Guide

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Media Appearances

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Bloomberg TV
  • NRA News
  • AMAC.us (Money Columnist)
  • MoneyNews.com (Insider Columnist)
  • Forbes.com
  • NASDAQ.com
  • Maxim
  • NBC News
  • CNBC’s Smart Money
  • Fox Business Network
  • CBS MoneyWatch
  • KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers
  • SmartMoney, The Personal Finance Magazine of The Wall Street Journal
  • Kiplinger’s
  • Newsmax
  • Los Angeles Times
  • VIP Magazine of Southeast Texas
  • WOR Radio’s Smart Money
  • The Brian Sussman Show, KSFO Radio
  • Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan (Cable TV)
  • KLVI Radio, Beaumont, Texas
  • WWL Radio New Orleans
  • KWHY Channel 22 in Los Angeles
  • KBTV Fox 4
  • The Examiner
  • Beaumont Business Journal
  • Beaumont Enterprise

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Contributor

  • A Consumer Guide to U.S. Coin Investment by the GSA and U.S. Postal Service
  • CoinAge Magazine
  • Coin Dealer Newsletter
  • Numismatic News (Former Columnist)
  • Houston Post (Former Columnist)
  • Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values (Gold Coin Price Coordinator)
  • The Red Book for Coins
  • The Blue Book for Coins
  • Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. Coins
  • U.S. Commemoratives by Q. David Bowers
  • Silver Dollar Encyclopedia
  • The Numismatist (Former Columnist)

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Consumer Protection Assistance

  • Texas State Legislature
  • KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers
  • Numismatic Crime Information Center
  • NBC News
  • CNBC’s Steals and Deals
  • Silver & Gold Report
  • Attorney General Illinois
  • Dateline
  • U.S. Postal Service (Consumer’s Guide)
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Fox Business Network
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Los Angeles Times
  • CBS Inside Edition
  • The Examiner

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Public Service & Philanthropy

  • 2013-Current  Board of Beaumont Crime Stoppers
  • 2013 Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award
  • 2011-Current  State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee
  • 2010-Current Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program
  • 2010-2012 President, Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
  • 2009-Current The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Education Program
  • 2009 McNeese State University Hall of Honor
  • 2007-Current National Rifle Association Business Alliance
  • 2007-Current Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
  • 2007 St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Outstanding Support of Catholic Schools
  • 2007 Lamar University Three T Man Award
  • 2000-Current Meals on Wheels
  • 1999-2000 President, Beaumont Little Dribblers
  • 1997-2000 Board Member, West End Little League, Coach & Co-Chief Umpire
  • 1996-2004 Soccer Coach, BYSC and Spindletop Select
  • 1996-2002 Board Member, Little Dribblers and Coach
  • 1996 Board Member, West End YMCA of Beaumont

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Education

  • 1977 Graduate University Southwestern Louisiana Cum Laude (Chemistry/Biology)
  • 1968 Graduate Louisiana Governor’s Program for Gifted Children

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About Universal Coin & Bullion

Whether investor or collector, Universal Coin & Bullion provides leading edge acquisition strategies for the gold and rare coin markets, along with award-winning numismatic materials and comprehensive coin consultation services. Universal Coin & Bullion specializes in rare United States coins, gold, silver and platinum bullion coins and IRA diversification strategies to clients nationwide and is Better Business Bureau accredited. For more information about Universal Coin & Bullion®, contact us today.

  • Universal Coin & Bullion, Better Business Bureau accredited since 1995.
  • Memberships: PCGS, NGC, ICTA, NRA Business Alliance & others
  • Texas Telemarketing Registered #2010-0004
  • Texas Registered Precious Metal Dealer #0100913
  • Beaumont Registered Precious Metal Dealer Permit #2012-04
  • 2013 Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month
  • 2012 Beaumont Police Department Corporate Award

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What Other Experts Are Saying

“The fact that since 1986 Mike Fuljenz has won so many major awards in so many diverse categories, including the top NLG award ‘The Clemy,’ underscores how important his peers in the rare coin and precious metals markets view Mike’s excellent analysis and reporting.” Ed Reiter Executive Director, Numismatic Literary Guild New York Times Former Columnist “The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation salutes Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion for all they do to support our men and women in uniform who defend our freedoms.” Nicholas Kehoe Former President, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation / Lieutenant General USAF (Ret) “Count me among Mike Fuljenz’s numerous admirers. His strong leadership, input and support of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) were instrumental in formulating ANA’s coin grading and authentication policies, which is a testament to his commitment to the industry. He is a leader in the coin industry.” Robert Leuver Former Director, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Former Executive Director, American Numismatic Association “Mike Fuljenz has been a member in good standing of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1980. Mike has taught seminars for ANA almost every year since 1982 on advanced coin grading, detection of counterfeit coins, and our “super course” on gold, silver and commemorative coins…He is simply a terrific teacher.” James Taylor Former Director, Educational Services, American Numismatic Association “The first of the year brought new changes in state and local laws dealing with precious metal buyers. The Texas Legislative committee heard from nationally-known coin dealer Mike Fuljenz whose expertise was invaluable during the drafting of the new legislation.” Doug Davis President, Numismatic Crime Information Center “The success of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program can be attributed to people like Mike Fuljenz. We thank him for his continued support in spreading Eddie’s life-saving message to more than 25 million children.” Eric Lipp National Manager, Community Outreach Department, National Rifle Association (NRA) Back to Top