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Coin Update contributor Louis Golino wins a Numismatic Literary Guild award

August 9, 2017 in Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, USA Coins

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During the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild (www.nlgonline.org) awards ceremony, held during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, on August 4, Coin Update contributor Louis Golino won his second NLG award to date.

The award for the best article in a non-numismatic publication was given for his story “Liberty Centennial Designs,” published in the magazine Elemetal Direct, about the 2016 trio of gold Liberty coins.

Louis has been writing about coins since 2010 for a wide range of publications and websites. He began by writing for Coin Update on modern U.S. coins. He then wrote a weekly… Full article at the source>

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

August 8, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

(Denver, Colorado) August 7, 2017 – Rare coin and precious metals expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas (www.UniversalCoin.com), received an important national award at the recent American Numismatic Association 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money® for his decades of anti-counterfeiting efforts.  

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (www.ICTAonline.org) presented him with the Al Kreuzer Memorial Award medal for “outstanding contributions in the efforts to combat counterfeit coins and currency.”

Fuljenz is a long-time member of the ICTA Board of Directors and a member of their recently-formed Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.  Since the 1980’s he has taught many counterfeit detection and rare coin authentication seminars for collectors, dealers and law enforcement officers.

“I am proud and honored to receive this award, and look forward to additional work with ICTA and other organizations to combat counterfeits and educate the public about the needs to buy and sell rare coins and precious metal bullion coins only with reputable, knowledgeable dealers, such as members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG),” said Fuljenz.

Fuljenz is a member of the PNG’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program that requires all members to adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of gold, silver and other bullion products. He now has won major awards from the four top organizations in the rare coin hobby and profession: the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

A strong consumer advocate, he received the prestigious PNG Sol Kaplan Award in 2016 in part for assisting an 84-year man recover the $84,000 he had paid to two unscrupulous dealers who sold him counterfeit American Eagle gold coins. Earlier, Fuljenz assisted a group of New Orleans physicians recover $750,000 after they unsuspectingly purchased counterfeit coins from a local attorney.

Summing up the rare coin marketplace during the ANA show in Denver, August 1 – 5, he commented:

“Really nice coins and important coins were in short supply, and highly desired by leading dealers and collectors at the show. These types of coins often brought impressive prices at auctions this week.   The United States Mint had long lines of customers wanting to buy their new products. The U.S. Treasury Department exhibits by the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are always popular and educational.”

In addition to receiving an award at the World’s Fair of Money, Fuljenz presented two of them. As 2016 recipient of “The Ribbit,” an important honor presented annually by the NLG for outstanding service to the hobby, he presented the 2017 award to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service.  “David is one of the top professional leaders of the hobby who certainly deserves recognition for all he has done to promote numismatic education,” explained Fuljenz.

As sponsor of the ANA’s top honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Fuljenz co-presented it with ANA President Jeff Garrett to Brian Fanton of Iowa. “Brian surprised me at the ceremony by telling me he recalled how much he enjoyed taking one of my ANA coin grading seminars back in the 1980’s,” said Fuljenz.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Universal Coin & Bullion President Michael Fuljenz has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals. His weekly Metals Market Report is available free at www.UniversalCoin.com.

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“Breaking Bread With In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Show Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

February 23, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, Legal, Legislation, Money, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

February 23, 2017

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“Breaking Bread With In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Show Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

(Orlando, Florida) – Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) will gave an informative Money Talks, “Breaking Bread With In God We Trust, at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show® in Orlando, Florida.  The presentation will begin at 1 pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in room W240D at the Orange County Convention Center West Building, site of the show.

A complimentary premium box lunch and bottled water will be available for the first 50 attendees at this lunchtime seminar about the patriotic motto, In God We Trust (www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com).

During the educational presentation, Fuljenz will explain how the motto actually was first inspired by events during the War of 1812 that sparked creation of the National Anthem; first appeared on U.S. coins a half century later in 1864; and now continues to withstand legal challenges.

A former high school chemistry and physics teacher and principal of the Governor’s gifted students program in Louisiana, Fuljenz has received more than 60 awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild as well as national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He also received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  

A respected community leader and literacy advocate in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization, the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic Schools, the Industry Council For Tangible Assets and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

For additional information about the ANA National Money Show, visit www.NationalMoneyShow.com. To read Fuljenz’ free, weekly Metals Market Report go to www.UniversalCoin.com.

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Numismatic Literary Guild Awards 2016 Prizes to Seven Whitman Publishing Authors

August 12, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Bank Notes, Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Exunumia, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Reference, Tokens, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, World Coins

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(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Seven Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U.S. coins, U.S. paper money, world coins, numismatic investments, and tokens and medals. They were:

Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Coins,” for 1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery Full article at the source>

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Exploring the Secrets of the First Philadelphia Mint

January 29, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Awards, Books, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By: Dennis Tucker News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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It seems like just yesterday, but it’s been almost five years! On January 6, 2011, at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show in Tampa, Whitman Publishing released The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint: How Frank H. Stewart Destroyed—And Then Saved—A National Treasure. The 336-page hardcover would go on to win the prestigious “Book of the Year” award from the Numismatic Literary Guild.

If you haven’t read Secret History yet, head to your favorite bookseller or visit your local library; you can also borrow it for free from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library if you’re a member of the… Full article at the source>

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Another PNG Intern Hired, and Streamlined Program Announced For Future PNG Interns

September 24, 2014 in Education, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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Another PNG Intern Hired And Streamlined
Program Announced For Future PNG Interns

Monica Bacon

Monica Bacon

(Temecula, California) — The Professional Numismatists Guild’s (http://www.PNGdealers.org) “Promoting Numismatic Growth” program has placed another intern into a full-time job as a professional numismatist.  PNG also has streamlined the program for prospective future interns.

Monica Bacon, age 29, of Indianapolis, Indiana, now has been hired as a Consignment Coordinator at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas after a brief internship there.

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity,” said Bacon.  “I have a nice support system here and everyone has something to teach me.  I’m looking forward to seeing where this door leads.”

Prior to starting her internship at Heritage, Bacon was an intern for three months at Dillon Gage Metals in Addison, Texas as part of PNG’s Promoting Numismatic Growth program.

“I learned heaps and made some lasting friendships. Dillon Gage is a family that I’m grateful to have been a part of,” she said.

Bacon is the third intern hired full-time since the PNG internship rotations began earlier this year, and the second one hired by Heritage.

“We are big supporters of the PNG internship program, and are very pleased with the quality of candidates we are getting,” stated Heritage Co-Chairman Steve Ivy, a PNG Past President.

“The PNG internship project is designed to provide education, training and mentoring for the next generation of coin and banknote dealers.  Applications are encouraged and being accepted from prospective professional numismatists, ages 21 and up, who want to participate in the program,” said PNG President Terry Hanlon, President of Dillon Gage.

In addition to Heritage and Dillon Gage, two other PNG member-dealer companies currently are offering internship positions through the PNG program: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida which hired a PNG intern in May, and Stack’s Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California.

Carol Raia, Administrator of the PNG Promoting Numismatic Growth program, said based on the success of the unprecedented project’s first year of  operation, changes are being made to streamline the process for future interns.

“Internship candidates who successfully complete the background security check and education components of the program will get a certificate of completion.  Then, instead of a year-long rotation of three-month internship positions at four different firms, they will have the opportunity for a three-month internship at a participating PNG member’s dealership.  PNG headquarters will inform all PNG member-dealers about the availability of the internship candidates,” Raia explained.

Former PNG intern and now full-time professional numismatist Monica Bacon encourages prospective future dealers to enroll in the PNG program.

“This is a once in a lifetime experience so don’t waste it.  You need to go in with a positive attitude and a good work ethic. Ask questions, pick everyone’s brains, and touch as much material as you can.  Strive to learn everything you possibly can,” she advised.

Specific information about the internship program, including costs and required online educational courses through the University of Rare Coins, is available at www.PNGdealers.org under the “Promoting Numismatic Growth” navigation links near the top of the PNG’s home page.  For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at (951) 587-8300 or by email at internship@PNGdealers.org.

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PNG Announces October 2014 New York Show

August 12, 2014 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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August 12, 2014

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PNG Announces October 2014 New York Show

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

Professional Numismatists Guild logo

(New York, New York) — The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will conduct a coin and paper money show in the Times Squares area of New York City, October 9 – 11, 2014.  The PNG New York Invitational will be open to the public at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44h Street, just half a block East of Broadway.

Major auctions will be conducted in conjunction with the show by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries (www.StacksBowers.com).

The three-day show is being produced by the same experienced team that has successfully created PNG Days and other collectibles shows across the country for over two decades.

“This will be the first major rare coin and paper money show with PNG backing in mid-town Manhattan in nearly 20 years,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.  “We’re excited about the opportunities for collectors and dealers to conveniently get together for a premier show in the heart of the Broadway Theater District with everything it has to offer for visitors as well as New York area residents.”

More than 100 dealers are expected to have tables at the show.  A limited number of tables are still available, and dealers do not have to be PNG members to obtain a table at the show.

Public registration will be on the 7th floor of the hotel.  Admission will be $10 at the door; however, $5 admission coupons are available online at www.PNGdealers.org and admission is free with an invitation from participating PNG member-dealers.

The PNG has obtained special discount hotel rates at the Millennium Broadway that are more than $100 per night lower than currently available even on hotel discount websites for that busy period.  A special discount rate of $329 per night is available by calling the Millennium Broadway Hotel, (212) 768-4400,

and requesting “the PNG convention rate” at the time of booking.

Public hours will be Thursday, October 9, from 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, October 10, from 9 am to 6 pm; and on Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to 5 pm.

For additional information, contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at (951) 587-8300 or via email at info@pngdealers.org.

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Gold And Rare Coins Expert Mike Fuljenz Honored With Six Awards At World’s Fair of Money

August 8, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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August 8, 2014

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Gold And Rare Coins Expert Mike Fuljenz
Honored With Six Awards At World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz with four of the six major awards he won at the 2014 World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)

Mike Fuljenz with four of the six major awards he won at the 2014 World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)

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Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion, received six prestigious awards at the recent World’s Fair of Money in recognition of his prolific writings and work on behalf of consumer and investor education and protection in the gold and rare coins markets.

(Rosemont, Illinois)  — Nationally-known gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas was honored with a total of six major awards by three prestigious organizations at a recent international event, the 2014 World’s Fair of Money SM.

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).

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.)

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.)

He also was interviewed about the gold market by Fox Business Network in a live broadcast segment from the World’s Fair of Money.

“Consumer and investor education is crucial.  Being an informed buyer or seller is the best way to protect your investments to know you’re paying fair prices when you purchase and getting fair prices when you sell,” said Fuljenz who is known as America’s Gold Expert®.

Held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, August 5 – 9, 2014, the World’s Fair of Money is an annual event sponsored by the non-profit ANA that brings together 10,000 rare coin, currency and precious metals buyers and sellers from around the world.

Fuljenz received the American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit, one of the organization’s top awards.  The Professional Numismatists Guild gave Fuljenz the 2014 PNG Significant Contribution Award for his consumer protection work and his successful efforts to change sales tax laws in Texas and Louisiana that could have been detrimental to rare coin and precious metals collectors, investors and dealers. The non-profit PNG is composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money experts.

The Numismatic Literary Guild honored Fuljenz with four awards related to his extensive consumer protection articles that appear in newsletters, on various news media websites and in books.

The four NLG awards were: Best Dealer-Published Magazine or Newspaper for Investors Profit Advisory; Best Radio Report for “The Coin Show” on KLVI 560 in Beaumont; Best Television Report for “The Coin and Precious Metal Report” on KBTV-TV Fox 4 in Beaumont; and Best Non-Commercial Video for “More Advice for Coin Collectors,” an interview with Fuljenz produced by David Lisot.

Since 1986, Fuljenz has been presented with more than NLG 50 awards, including “The Clemy,” the highest honor bestowed by the organization. He’s also been honored by the Press Club of Southeast Texas for his consumer and investor education work.

His award-winning, free weekly Metals Market Report is available online at www.UniversalCoin.com.  A complimentary copy of the award-winning “Universal Gold Guide” is available by calling (800) 877-3273.

In addition to receiving scores of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals, Fuljenz is a respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.  The Beaumont Enterprise newspaper’s recent Reader’s Choice Awards cited Fuljenz’ company, Universal Coin & Bullion, as the Best Place to Buy and Sell Gold.

Fuljenz has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the influential Industry Council For Tangible Assets and Beaumont Crime Stoppers.

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Michael Fuljenz, America’s Gold Expert®, Honored With Press Club Awards

June 11, 2014 in Awards, Gold, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, US Mint

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Michael Fuljenz, America’s Gold

Expert®, Honored With Press Club Awards

 

Michael Fuljenz with first place awards at the Press Club of Southeast Texas 2014 banquet. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)


Michael Fuljenz with first place awards at the Press Club of Southeast Texas 2014 banquet. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)

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The Press Club of Southeast Texas has presented four of its Excellence in Media awards to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion, for his recent consumer protection and education writings about gold and rare coins.

(Beaumont,  Texas) — Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas (www.UniversalCoin.com), was honored with four awards in the 23rd annual Excellence in the Media competition conducted by the Press Club of Southeast Texas. The awards were for Fuljenz’ consumer education and protection writings about buying and selling rare coins and precious metals.

The Press Club presented him with first place awards for the best news release and best electronic newsletter, and third places awards for the best brochure and best guest column.  The award ceremony was held in Beaumont, Texas on June 6, 2014.

The first place news release, “Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Assists Police Agencies on Numismatic Crimes,” explained how Fuljenz was a keynote speaker at a special training course conducted by the Numismatic Crime Information Center for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry.  The first place electronic newsletter is a weekly online publication that includes Fuljenz’s Metals Market Report and is available free at www.UniversalCoin.com.

The “Universal Gold Guide” brochure honored by the Press Club provides information about diversifying investment portfolios with gold.  A complimentary copy is available by calling (800) 877-3273.

Fuljenz’ award-winning guest column entitled, “Cheerleaders and currency can show their trust in God,” was about court rulings involving the motto, “In God We Trust,” and was published in the May 20, 2013 edition of the Beaumont Enterprise, a Hearst daily newspaper.

Readers of the Beaumont Enterprise recently selected Universal Coin & Bullion as the 2014 Readers’ Choice winner for buying and selling gold.

The Press Club of Southeast Texas is composed of professionals  in media, public relations, academia, public affairs and corporate communication and public information in nine Southeast Texas counties.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Mike Fuljenz has won more than 50 prestigious national and regional awards and honors the past two decades for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He is a respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont.  Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets, Numismatic Literary Guild and Beaumont Crime Stoppers.

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