Awards

  • 2012-08, '04  Numismatic Literary Guild [NLG] Best Dealer Publication
  • 2012 NLG Best Television Report for "NRA’s Guns and Gold" on the Sportsman Channel
  • 2012 NLG Best Non-Commercial Video "Gold and Consumer Protection" for Money Show of the Southwest, 2011 Education Seminar
  • 2012 NLG Best Radio Report for "Hotel Coin Buyers: Still A Major Problem"
  • 2012 NLG Best Commercial Video for "Gold Coin & Bullion Market Today"
  • 2012 NLG Best Website Article "In God We Trust: The Story Of Our National Motto"
  • 2012  Press Club of Southeast Texas - 1st Place Excellence in the Media (Brochure Category) for his "Personal Gold Guide"
  • 2012  Press Club of Southeast Texas - 1st Place Electronic Newsletter for "The Michael Fuljenz Metals Market Report"
  • 2011  NLG Best Non-Commercial Video "How To Include Gold Coins In Your Portfolio," for Money Show of the Southwest, December 2010, Education Seminar
  • 2011  Press Club of Southeast Texas - Best Investigative Radio Report
  • 2011  Press Club of Southeast Texas - 2nd Place Radio Talk Show
  • 2010  NLG Best Writer NLG Newsletter
  • 2010  NLG Best Non-Commercial Video Gold Coin Market Today for Money Show of the Southwest, 2009 Education Seminar
  • 2010  NLG Best Radio Report Warning: Beware Of Hotel Coin Buyers
  • 2009  NLG Best Television Report Fox 4 "King of the Road Show with Jim King"
  • 2009  NLG Best Website Article "2009 Ultra-High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle"
  • 2008  Money Show of the Southwest Service Award
  • 2006-2008  NLG Extraordinary Merit Award for Newsletter
  • 2002  NLG Best Website Article Award: “Why All Your Gold Coins Should Be Certified”
  • 1997-2002  NLG Extraordinary Merit Award for Newsletter
  • 1997-2000  NLG Television Reporter of the Year — CNBC-TV’s Money Talk
  • 1995-1998  NLG Radio Reporter of the Year — WOR Radio’s Smart Money
  • 1996  American Numismatic Association's Presidential Service Award
  • 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
  • 1986  Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Magazine Columnist of the Year — The Numismatist
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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 Offices Held

  • 2011-Current  Board Member - Gold & Silver Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • 1995-Current  Board Member - Industry Counsel for Tangible Assets (ICTA)
  • 1993  Member, ANA Audio Visual Committee
  • 1987-1989  Chairman American Numismatic Association Certification Service
  • 1983  Vice President U.S. Commemorative Society
  • 1972-1975  President Southwest Louisiana Coin Club
  • 1974  Chairman Louisiana Numismatic Association State Convention
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Public Service & Philanthropy

  • 2007-Current   Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
  • 2010-2012  President, Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
  • 2007-Current   National Rifle Association Business Alliance
  • 2010-Current  Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program
  • 2009-Current  The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Education Program
  • 2009  McNeese State University Hall of Honor
  • 2007  St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Outstanding Support of Catholic Schools
  • 2007  Lamar University Three T Man Award
  • 2000-Current  Meals On Wheels
  • 1996-2004  Soccer Coach
  • 1996-2002  Board Little Dribblers and Coach
  • 1999-2000  President, Beaumont Little Dribblers
  • 1997-2000  Board West End Little League and Coach
  • 1996  Board West End YMCA of Beaumont
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Professional Presentations

  • Speaker:  2012 Dallas Numismatic Crime Information Center Educational Seminar
  • Speaker: 1999-2012 The Money Show of the Southwest
  • Instructor:  From 1982-1998 taught 5-day and Money Show seminars on gold and silver coinage for the American Numismatic Association in Colorado Springs
  • Speaker: 1992 & 2003 Florida United Numismatists Convention
  • Speaker: Greater New York Numismatic Convention Author's Symposium (1985)
  • Speaker: Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association in Philadelphia (1984)
  • Speaker: Garden State Numismatic Convention in New Jersey (1984)
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Notable Consulting

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

  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Bloomberg TV
  • NRA News
  • AMAC - (Money Columnist 2012)
  • MoneyNews.com - (Insider Columnist 2012)
  • NBC News
  • CNBC's Smart Money
  • Fox Business Network
  • CBS MoneyWatch
  • KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers
  • SmartMoney (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
  • Kiplinger's
  • Newsmax
  • Los Angeles Times
  • WOR Radio's Smart Money
  • Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan (Cable TV)
  • Brian Sussman Show KSFO
  • KLVI Radio, Beaumont, Texas (2010 NLG Award)
  • WWL Radio New Orleans
  • KWHY Channel 22 in Los Angeles
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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 (Columnist - Magazine of the American Numismatic Association '1982-1990)
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Consumer Protection Assistance

  • 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
  • CBS Inside Edition
  • The Examiner
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Education

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

1st American Reserve, Better Business Bureau accredited since 2002

Memberships: ICTA, NGC & NRA Business Alliance

Texas Telemarketing Registered: #2010-0010
Texas Registered Precious Metal Dealer: #0101290

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What Are People Saying About Mike Fuljenz?

"The fact that since 1986 Mike Fuljenz has won so many major awards in so many diverse categories 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 1st American Reserve for all they do to support our men and women in uniform who defend our freedoms."
 
Nicholas Kehoe
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 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(ANA)



"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, ANA



"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
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.”
 
Glen Hoyer
Director, Law Enforcement Activities Division, National Rifle Association (NRA)



 
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