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The Continuing Threat of Counterfeits: A Problem for Numismatics and the NBA

By Michael Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Counterfeit products – including fakes of rare and circulating U.S. coins and precious metal bullion coins– have been a continuing and are a still-growing problem. In the past few years, I have examined several customers’ coin collections and sadly detected one or more counterfeit coins in each. In one instance, […]

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Fundamentals For Gold Still Strong

Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion. (Photo courtesy Universal Coin & Bullion.)
The fundamentals for gold continue strong as it reaches new highs worldwide and near an eight-year high in the United States, and that is helping to boost increased demand for some rare gold coins, according to award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion

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Fundamentals for Gold Still Strong – Good for Rare Coins

When gold and silver prices rise, many bullion buyers eventually also begin purchasing rare gold coins, advises award-winning writer Michael Fuljenz   By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… The fundamentals for gold continue strong as it reaches new highs worldwide and near an eight-year high in the United States, and that is helping to boost increased […]

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Fuljenz Provides Useful Tips for Avoiding Fakes

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(Rosemont, Illinois) July 3, 2019 – Former American Numismatic Association authenticator, grader, and instructor, Dr. Michael Fuljenz, will give expert advice about counterfeits in the marketplace during his Money Talks seminar at the ANA 2019 Chicago World’s Fair of Money® (www

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Will High Demand for American Silver Eagles Lead to Rare Coin Demand?

By Michael Fuljenz – President, Universal Coin & Bullion …… I have noticed that the most widely-advertised coin by dealers across the country is the one-ounce American Silver Eagle. It is one of the most beautiful and accessible (low-priced) new coins for new customers to become exposed to the beauty, potential, and history of rare coins. […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Report By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Commerzbank Predicts $1,500 Gold, $20 Silver in 2019 For the first half of 2018, gold and silver were down 3% to 4% while the U.S. stock market was flat. The main culprit was a strong U.S. dollar in the second quarter. Gold […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Gold Metal Report: The Time of the Year

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion ……   This is the Time of Year to Buy Gold (and Sell Stocks) Gold and stocks tend to move in opposite directions – one zigs while the other zags. Stocks tend to rise in the first half of the year and gold in the second half. […]

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Gold & Silver Political Action Committee May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee…… Gold & Silver Political Action Committee News Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain […]

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Gold & Silver PAC May 2018 e-Newsletter

By John Villavicencio for the Gold & Silver PAC …… Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator Update on Candidate Steve Bieda Last month we reported that we were supporting Steve Bieda (D) in his race for Michigan State Senator. In the fast-moving world of politics, the only thing certain is change. Steve withdrew from […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report: Q&A on SS Central America Gold Coins

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Q&A WITH DR. MIKE FULJENZ AMERICA’S GOLD EXPERT® ON GOLD RECOVERED FROM THE SS CENTRAL AMERICA Q. – As you surveyed many of the 3,000+ gold coins and gold dust, what impressed you the most? There were some sub-standard coins that I rejected, being a former […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces New Award Categories for 2018

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, has substantially revised its annual awards competition categories for 2018 and beyond. “Working with awards coordinator Scott A. Travers and NLG board members John Albanese, […]

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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Exploring Tokens & Medals Through the Eyes of a Longtime Coin Collector

  By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I’ve been rediscovering the joys of tokens & medals lately. I say “rediscovering” because I’ve actually been accumulating them–along with medals and other forms of exonumia–since I was a child. I just never formally considered myself a “collector” of tokens and medals, because I spent much more time […]

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Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recognized three individuals on August 2 for their outstanding contributions in the effort to combat counterfeit coins and currency, and for their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). Philip N. Diehl, Michael R. Fuljenz, and Chandra Kreuzer-Zell Rudd were the […]

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Texas Attorney General Issues Gold Coin Consumer Protection Tips

By Universal Coin & Bullion …… With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Award-winning rare coins and precious metals writer, Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, provided continuing consultation to the attorney general’s […]

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ICTA Names Industry Notables to Task Force Steering Committtee, Forms Work Groups

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) has named an 11-member Steering Committee and has formed eight Work Groups to begin the work of its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). ICTA created the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force in January and named Beth Deisher as its director. ACTF’s mission is to […]

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FUN Honors Michael Fuljenz as Numismatic Ambassador

By Universal Coin & Bullion …… Michael Fuljenz, an award-winning numismatic author, educator and President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, was honored with a prestigious Numismatic Ambassador Award during an induction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Ft. Lauderdale on January 6, 2017. Created in 1974 by Krause Publications President […]

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FUN Honors Michael Fuljenz as Numismatic Ambassador

By Universal Coin & Bullion …… Michael Fuljenz, an award-winning numismatic author, educator and President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, was honored with a prestigious Numismatic Ambassador Award during an induction at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Ft. Lauderdale on January 6, 2017. Created in 1974 by Krause Publications President […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1909-O Half Eagle

The New Orleans Mint ceased coining operations in 1909 after more than 70 years in the business of striking the nation’s gold and silver coinage. The Annual Mint Director’s Report of 1910 sheds light on the reasons underlying the suspension of coinage at the Louisiana facility:   The amount of gold which is available for […]

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Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild […]

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Defending “In God We Trust” Motto Focus of Aug. 11 Money Talks Presentation

“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 By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. An educator and acclaimed writer will give a free, informative presentation on defending the national motto, […]

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Technical Seminars, Money Talks Schedule for ANA World’s Fair of Money

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundamentals of grading United States coins to the more advanced techniques of detecting counterfeit gold coinage, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s […]

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Coin Clubs – Fuljenz Extends Sponsorship Of Prestigious ANA Zerbe Award

Mike Fuljenz, left, helped ANA President Walter Ostromecki, right, present the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award last year to recipient Donn Pearlman at the 2015 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.) The Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed each year by the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org), will continue to be sponsored […]

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

By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. 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 (ANA) National Money Show in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 4, 2016. The public is invited. The 45-minute presentation by Fuljenz, entitled “The […]

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Gold’s Long-Term Outlook Remains Positive, Says Michael Fuljenz

“There are five solid reasons why the long-term outlook for gold remains positive and why it may climb to $1,500 an ounce or more in 2015,” stated Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) of Beaumont, Texas, who has been tracking and writing award-winning articles about the precious metals markets for decades.           […]

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