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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 – 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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New Secrets of SS Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”   By California Gold Marketing Group …… Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots, and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of SS Central America, […]

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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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US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America Cash Box

Retrieved sunken treasure gives a fascinating glimpse of Gold Rush-era daily commerce aboard fabled Ship of Gold Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lockbox in 2014 from the fabled “Ship of Gold”–the SS Central America–that sank in 1857 are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver – October 3, 2018

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… 5 Major Reasons to Own Silver Now Silver rose 42-cents per ounce (+3%) last week, even though gold declined $6 (-0.5%). Silver rose from a long stretch under $14.30 last Friday morning at 8:00am Eastern time, reaching $14.70 shortly after noon Friday. Ole Hansen, head of […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report on Gold and Silver – August 2, 2018

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Goldman Sachs Stands By its $1,450 Gold Target for 2019 Standing firm against the mainstream’s bearish views on gold, Goldman Sachs is sticking with its $1,450 gold price projection for 2019 – a price level not seen since May 9, 2013. Goldman is also taking a […]

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Bitcoin can be Dangerous to Own – It’s Down 63% in Price and Subject to Theft and Fraud

Gold and Silver Report by Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Cryptocurrency Woes… The price for a single Bitcoin peaked at $19,783.21 on December 17, 2017. Yesterday, the quoted price was $7,317.41, down 63% in seven months. This decline was very predictable since Bitcoin was not a “real” financial market before late 2017. You could buy or […]

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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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Court Denies Appeal to Remove “In God We Trust” From Currency

By CoinWeek News Staff …. On May 31, the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled against a man suing to remove the motto “In God We Trust” from the nation’s currency. Litigation had been ongoing since May of last year. Kenneth Mayle, the 36-year-old plaintiff who describes himself as a non-theistic […]

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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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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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CoinWeek Podcast #78: Digging Out from Under Hurricane Harvey with Mike Fuljenz – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #78: Digging Out from Under Hurricane Harvey with Mike Fuljenz – Audio Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The destructive power of Hurricane Harvey and the 50+ inches of rain it brought to Houston and the surrounding area has dominated […]

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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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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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COLLECTING SILVER – Add Silver to your Gift List this Year

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek…. It’s that time of year again. What can you buy that is unique, enduring and reasonably priced for those on your gift list? One word – silver – immediately comes to mind. Collectors and bullion investors often like to give silver coins, rounds and bars to others, and that is a timely gift […]

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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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ANA: Sponsors Pledge Support for 2016 Anaheim World’s Fair of Money

Many organizations and individuals play a part in ensuring the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money retains a strong educational focus. Thanks to the support of 25 dedicated sponsors and over 75 individual patrons, this year’s show is guaranteed to be the biggest, most educational numismatic event of the year. The convention takes […]

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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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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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American Numismatic Association Launches Membership Drive

Encapsulated ANA 125th Anniversary Silver Eagle Premium Offered Collectors who have been on the fence about joining the American Numismatic Association (ANA) now have an additional reason to sign up. The ANA is offering a limited-edition Mint State (MS)-69 American Silver Eagle for new members who join at the Platinum level. The Silver Eagle premium, […]

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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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