The Armed Citizen
Gut feelings paid off for a 65-year old New Hampshire woman who ended up shooting a man who tried to mug her. The unidentified grandmother said that she got a “funny feeling” when she pulled out of a gas station parking lot after a late night at work and noticed a dark sedan following her. As she walked from her car to her apartment, she said she saw a man getting out of that same car. With that, she reached into her purse and got her hand around her legally owned handgun. The suspected mugger accosted her, and when he went to grab her, she pulled out her gun and shot him. He was taken to a hospital and treated for the wound. The police are investigating the case. (New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, N.H., 1/5/16)
The recent significant increase in the price of gold may increase the chances of unwary buyers and sellers becoming victims of dishonest dealers, cautioned Michael Fuljenz, an award-winning precious metals writer known as America's Gold ExpertR. "It happens virtually every time there's a run up in gold and silver prices. Scam artists take advantage of investors and consumers who have not done their homework," warned Fuljenz
(Dallas, Texas) - Educator and acclaimed numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz gave an informative presentation on the national motto, "In God We Trust," in Dallas, Texas on March 4, 2016. Fuljenz was a featured speaker on the topic, "The Untold Story of 'In God We Trust' and its Ties to the National Anthem" at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show. "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 of Beaumont, Texas who has written award-winning articles about the national motto
The acclaimed gold coins reference book by Michael Fuljenz, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907, 2nd Edition, has received the Book of the Year Award from the prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). The NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of the country’s leading rare coin hobby/trade marketplace editors and writers - “I’ve received many honors for my writing the past three decades, but this is the first time I’ve received the Book of the Year award. I’m grateful for the recognition given to me by the top literary organization in numismatics citing it as a book with the greatest potential impact on numismatics…
The just-released John F. Kennedy presidential dollar figured to be among the most popular issues in the ongoing series of $1 coins honoring the nation’s chief executives now in the ninth year of its roughly 10-year run.
He also was interviewed about the gold market by Fox Business Network in a live broadcast segment from the World's Fair of Money.
Michael Fuljenz, America’s Gold Expert® 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.
Mike Fuljenz, recent Beaumont Enterprise Award Winner, discusses gold rising, new Kennedy commemorative coins and states that are sales tax free on precious metal transactions.
Mike Fuljenz discusses the billions that America would save by eliminating the penny and the dollar bill.
There’s a new “must see” in Washington, DC for anyone interested in coins, currency or the history of money. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a new Gallery of Numismatics, and my wife, Karen, and I were invited guests at the recent inaugural exhibition of its remarkable display, “The Value of Money.”
Sandwiched between receiving an award, autographing copies of his book and purchasing gold coins to fulfill his customers' orders, America's Gold Expert® , Michael Fuljenz, recently 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 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.
Most Americans take those words for granted today and assume they’ve always been part of our national fabric. Thus, many were surprised when the House of Representatives recently voted to reaffirm that this simple phrase is the official national motto. The story of the motto is an engrossing one, full of fascinating twists and turns…
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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Mike Fuljenz helps 42 Florida detectives become more knowledgeable about how to handle and investigate numismatic crime.
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.