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Unlucky at the ATM

August 20, 2017 in Bank Notes, Blogs, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Paper Money, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

You need a quick amount of cash. After all, not every transaction can be made with a credit card. You hop in the car and drive to the bank to use the ATM. Within seconds, the machine spits out money and you drive away. Early the next morning you look at the bills and notice […] Full article at the source>

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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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Paul Stein, (409) 860-9077

“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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A brief history of silver certificates

February 16, 2017 in Blogs, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes

By: Tegna Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

United States Silver Certificate

Forms of currency come and go throughout the histories of nations around the world, from the Franc to the Euro, and from simple gold pieces to the standard silver coin. The U.S. is a relatively young nation (240 years old) but its currencies have changed several times since its founding. One currency lost to antiquity is the Silver Certificate, which began circulation in 1878.

A Brief History of the Silver Certificate

The Silver Certificate was created in response to silver agitation (demonetized silver) by American citizens upset with the Fourth Coinage Act of 1873, which aimed to end bimetal currency by implementing… Full article at the source>

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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

By: Whitman Publishing News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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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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Should “In God We Trust” Be Banned From Money?

July 25, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Currency, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Press Releases, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

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July 25, 2016

News media contact:
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Defending “In God We Trust” Motto Focus Of

Free Anaheim Educational Presentation, August 11

“Some critics of ‘In God We Trust’ may be ignorant of the phrase’s long history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress,” points out award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz.
(Anaheim, California) – An educator and acclaimed writer will give a free, informative presentation on defending the national motto, “In God We Trust,” in Anaheim, California onThursday, August 11, 2016.  The public is invited.
The program will be presented by Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas as part of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money®, a family-friendly, educational event,August 9 – 13.  In a 1954 resolution the association supported the placing of “In God We Trust” on all U.S. currency.
The 45-minute, illustrated presentation by Fuljenz entitled, “Should ‘In God We Trust’ Be Banned From Money?,” will start at 1 pm on August 11 in room Avila A on the 4th floor of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 777 W Convention Way.  Audience members will learn how the motto was developed and why its historical timeline is important to its continued use today.

 “Some critics of ‘In God We Trust’ may be ignorant of the phrase’s long history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress,” explained Fuljenz, the President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont who has written award-winning articles about the national motto (www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com).

 

Commenting on the recent controversy about the motto’s placement on police vehicles in some communities, Fuljenz explained: “The patriotic motto has withstood a long line of legal challenges to appear on our money and on government-owned property.  Courts have ruled that the motto can remain for ceremonial and patriotic reasons, for tradition and for passive use.”

“It first appeared on circulating United States coins in 1864.  It has been on all our coins since 1938, became the only official national motto in 1956 with the signing of legislation by President Dwight Eisenhower, and has appeared on all our paper money since 1966,” said Fuljenz.

A lawsuit was filed earlier this year in Ohio seeking to remove the phrase from U.S. coins and paper money.
In 2013, a Federal Court judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit seeking removal of In God We Trust from our currency.  The judge noted that “the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly assumed the motto’s secular purpose and effect.”  In 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming it as the national motto and encouraging its display in all public schools and government buildings.

Fuljenz pointed out that while the motto first appeared on U.S. coins at the time of the Civil War it actually was inspired by events a half century earlier during the War of 1812.
“In 1861, Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase received a letter from a Pennsylvania minister who requested ‘the recognition of the Almighty God in some form on our coins.’   Chase instructed Mint Director James Pollock to prepare a motto.  Pollock recalled a then-popular lyric in the now-seldom sung fourth stanza of The Star Spangled Banner: ‘And this be our motto – In God is our trust.’  Pollock had the words, ‘GOD OUR TRUST,’ placed on a few experimental patterns being tested in the early 1860s for proposed new designs for half-dollar and $10 denomination coins,” said Fuljenz.
“After consultations and debate within the Treasury Department, the words, IN GOD WE TRUST, first appeared in circulation on a new coin denomination, copper two-cent pieces, starting in 1864,” Fuljenz added.
Admission to the August 11 lecture is free.  Admission to the World’s Fair of Money in the Anaheim Convention Center, August 9 – 12, will be $8 for adults, free for children, and free to everyone on Saturday, August 13.  A $2 discount coupon is available online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.

About Michael Fuljenz

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

A former high school chemistry and physics teacher and principal of the Governor’s gifted students program in Louisiana, Mike Fuljenz has served on the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board since 2007 and was President from 2010 to 2012.  He was honored with the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas Humanitarian Award in 2013.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  A respected community leader 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 Numismatic Literary Guild and the Industry Council For Tangible Assets.

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Harriet Tubman Will Be Added to Front of $20 Bill

April 20, 2016 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve

By: Dan Holmes  News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) who escaped slavery by marrying a free man and led many other slaves to safety using the abolitionist network known as the underground railway. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1913)

 

United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce today that after much debate and consideration abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been chosen to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. The change will not go into effect until 2030, but the new design will be shared with the public in 2020 as part of the run up to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Jackson won’t be banished from the 20 entirely, however. Secretary Lew has indicated that the seventh U.S…. Full article at the source>

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Counterfeiting is Alive and Well

April 11, 2016 in Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Currency, Education, History, Money, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, U.S. Notes, US Federal Reserve, US Government

By: Caitlyn Trautwein News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Obverse of current $100 bill, first issued in 2013.

 

Although the average American may not think about it on a daily basis, it would come as no surprise to most that counterfeiting U.S. currency is an industry that is alive and well today. There is a reason the $10 bill is up for a redesign; it’s a security measure to try and keep ahead of counterfeiters, and anyone who has used a larger bill in retail will have seen the special black “markers” that cashiers use to check currency. If it comes out yellow or brown, you’re… Full article at the source>

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“In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Dallas Show Program by Michael Fuljenz, March 4

February 11, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

February 11, 2016

News media contact:
Donn Pearlman, (702) 868-5777

“In God We Trust” Topic Of ANA Dallas
Show Program by Michael Fuljenz, March 4

 

(Dallas, Texas) – Educator and award-winning numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz will give a free, informative presentation on the national motto, “In God We Trust,” at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 4, 2016.  The public is invited.

The 45-minute presentation by Fuljenz entitled, “The Untold Story of ‘In God We Trust’ and its Ties to the National Anthem,” will start at 11:00 am on March 4 in Room 302 of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 Griffin St., in Dallas.  

“Some critics of ‘In God We Trust’ may be ignorant of the phrase’s legal history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress,” explained Fuljenz, the President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas who has written award-winning articles about the national motto (www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com).

Commenting on the recent controversy about the motto’s placement on police vehicles in some communities, Fuljenz explained: “The patriotic motto has withstood a long line of legal challenges to appear on our money and on government-owned property.  Courts have ruled that the motto can remain for ceremonial and patriotic reasons and tradition.”

“It first appeared on circulating United States coins in 1864.  It has been on all our coins since 1938, became the only official national motto in 1956 with the signing of legislation by President Dwight Eisenhower, and has appeared on all our paper money since 1966,” said Fuljenz.

Last month, a lawsuit was filed in Ohio seeking to remove the phrase from U.S. coins and paper money.  

In 2013, a Federal Court judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit seeking removal of In God We Trust from our currency.  The judge noted that “the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly assumed the motto’s secular purpose and effect.”  In 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming it as the national motto and encouraging its display in all public schools and government buildings.

Fuljenz pointed out that while the motto first appeared on U.S. coins at the time of the Civil War, it actually was inspired by events a half century earlier during the War of 1812.

“In 1861, Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase received a letter from a Pennsylvania minister who requested ‘the recognition of the Almighty God in some form on our coins.’   Chase instructed Mint Director James Pollock to prepare a motto.  Pollock recalled a lyric in the now-seldom sung fourth stanza of The Star Spangled Banner: ‘And this be our motto – In God is our trust.’  Pollock had the words, ‘GOD OUR TRUST,’ placed on a few experimental patterns being tested in the early 1860s for proposed new designs for half-dollar and $10 denomination coins,” said Fuljenz.

“After consultations and debate within the Treasury Department, the words, IN GOD WE TRUST, first appeared in circulation on a new coin denomination, copper two-cent pieces, starting in 1864,” Fuljenz added.

Admission to the lecture is free.  Admission to the National Money Show main floor on Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, will be $8 for adults, free for children.  A $2 discount coupon is available online at www.NationalMoneyShow.com.  There will be free admission for everyone on Saturday, March 5, when numismatic experts will be available to give complimentary verbal appraisals of the public’s old coins and paper money.

A former high school chemistry and physics teacher and principal of the Governor’s gifted students program in Louisiana, Fuljenz has served on the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board since 2007 and was President from 2010 to 2012.  He was honored with the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award in 2013.

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  A respected community leader 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 Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization and the Industry Council For Tangible Assets.

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Steve Wozniak Gives Student Interviewer Some of His Famous 2 Dollar Bills

September 9, 2015 in Bank Notes, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Collecting, Education, Entertainment, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes

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

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Steve Wozniak gives Sarina Khemchandani $2 bills (via ReachAStudent).

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is famous for small idiosyncrasies. One of which is his habit of buying sheets of 2 dollar bills from the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, perforating them himself on a printer and breaking them off two- or three-at-a-time to cover small transactions.

The Numismatic Bibliomania Society shares Wozniak’s explanation of the practice, quoted from his blog: “The sheets come in sizes of 4, 16, and 32 bills each. I buy such sheets of $2 bills. I carry large sheets, folded in my pocket,… Full article at the source>

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Four Ways Abraham Lincoln Changed U.S. Currency

February 7, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, U.S. Notes, US Government, US Mint, USA Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

While Abraham Lincoln is well-known for his many accomplishments, his part in shaping U.S. currency is less understood. However, during Lincoln’s presidency, he did more to change U.S. currency than most presidents before and after him. From creating the first U.S. paper money to passing legislation to issue three-cent fractional currency, Lincoln left more than […] Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Coin show spotlights Bank of Cape Fear

April 5, 2014 in Antique Coins, Bank Notes, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Gold, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, Young Collectors

By Ben Steelman. April 4th, 2014 (http://www.starnewsonline.com)

The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club will again sponsor the Azalea Festival Coin Show Saturday and Sunday.

We talked with Bob Neale, club past president, and Karen Foster, the club’s representative to the Azalea Festival.

Q. What’s special at the coin show for kids?

Foster: Gold History Corp. and people from the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will be letting people pan for gold again. For $5, you get a pan of dirt from an actual North Carolina mine. Don McNeely is a 30-year prospector, and he shows you how to do it. It’s worth the price just to talk to him. Also, since it’s the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy half-dollar, we’ll be presenting half-dollar sets to the winners in the Azalea Festival children’s art contest.

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What: The Lower Cape Fear Coin Club Coin Show
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13
Where: American Legion Post 10 building, 702 Pine Grove Drive
Admission:$1

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Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo Starts Thursday

January 27, 2014 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Stamps, U.S. Notes, USA Coins

By: http://www.gazettes.com January 26th, 2014

The 50th annual Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will occur from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

The expo is open to the public for buying gold, silver, rare coins, vintage paper money, rare stamps, sports memorabilia and other collectibles. Most of the 400 dealers will offer free appraisals.

Free admission is available to the public in advance by entering the Promo Code PR214 on the “Get Passes” link at www.longbeachexpo.com. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 years of age and older and children 8 to 16 years of age. Admission is good for all three days.

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New $100 Note Ready for Circulation

October 10, 2013 in Bank Notes, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Paper Money, U.S. Notes

By James Bucki, About.com Guide October 7, 2013

Although most people define a “numismatist” as a coin collector, a more thorough definition would be one who studies or collects coins, tokens, and paper money and sometimes related objects such as medals. Therefore, I am going to branch out today and touch upon the subject of paper money. Tomorrow, the Federal Reserve Bank is going to start releasing into circulation the newly redesigned one hundred dollar note.

Currently, the $100 note is the highest denomination that is issued by the United States and features Benjamin Franklin on its face. It also circulates around the world and is the most counterfeited note worldwide.

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Coin collecting brings benefits for all ages

August 14, 2013 in Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, U.S. Notes, US Mint, USA Coins

August 12th, 2013 by By Tanya Chilton (http://www.mtairynews.com)

According to the United States Mint, coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies, once practiced mostly by kings and the wealthy. Coin collecting thus came to be called the “king of hobbies” and the “hobby of kings.”

Ed Reit, co-owner of Gold, Silver and Coin located at 1301 West Pine Street has been in the coin business for 10 years and at the current location for a year

Known as the “coin guy,” Reit recommends coin collecting for both enjoyment and for financial purposes.

“For anyone who is younger, it is a good idea to collect silver specifically because it is an opportunity to capitalize on an expanding market.” With the price of silver down, it is a good time to buy and for beginners to begin investing in the hobby of coin collecting, said Reit.

Reit recommended coin collecting as an alternative to stock market investing. He said a trend in investing is the investor looking to hold tangible assets.

Sometimes, a stock certificate is never seen or held by the owner. In contrast with coins, people are able to hold them in their hands, said Reit.

Clientele in the coin world are an eclectic group with different views and are usually detail-oriented, said Reit.

There is sometimes surprise at high prices commanded in the world of numismatics. Reit noted at a recent Heritage coin auction, the rare 1792 half dime sold for $1.4 million.

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The Redesigned $100 Note (U.S. Currency)

May 10, 2013 in Currency, Design, Education, Money, News, Paper Money, U.S. Notes

May 10th, 2013. (http://www.newmoney.gov)

The new $100 note is the latest denomination of U.S. currency to be redesigned. Over a decade of research and development went into its new security features.

The redesigned $100 note will begin circulating on October 8, 2013.

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