January 11, 2011
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Nationally-known rare coin dealer and precious metals expert Michael Fuljenz, is an award-winning numismatic author, frequent interview guest on radio and TV news and personal finance programs, and a community leader in his hometown, Beaumont, Texas. He hosts an award-winning, regularly-scheduled program about coins and precious metals on Newstalk 560 KLVI radio.
It was another busy year for Mike Fuljenz. In addition to numerous local news media interviews in the Beaumont and Houston press, he was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, CBS Money Watch and Fox Business Network. He also won another five national excellence awards for his books, newsletters and consumer education efforts; continued his national service on the Board of Directors of the influential Industry Council for Tangible Assets; and became President of the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board.
Here are some of his many accomplishments in 2010.
- Received awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) for his assistance in a series of important on-going investigative stories by The Examiner newspaper in Beaumont about traveling “hotel buyers” in the Southwestern United States who often offered the public only pennies on the dollar for valuable gold coins and jewelry.
- Authored an important, NLG award-winning new book about historic U.S. gold coins, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century. (Former New York Times columnist and NLG Executive Director Ed Reiter remarked: “I don’t know of anyone who has won as many NLG awards in different categories.”)
- Served as gold coin price coordinator for The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values 2011 published by Dell a division of Random House Publishing.
- As official coin and bullion dealer for the National Rifle Association, he was a keynote speaker at the NRA’s Freedom First Financial Seminar, and authored a feature story for the American Rifleman magazine, “President Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of Guns and Gold.” Fuljenz also was a sponsor of the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program for children.
- As featured speaker at their annual banquet, he helped the Salvation Army in Beaumont kick off the organization’s national Christmas kettle collection campaign by donating and placing a $1,400 gold coin in a kettle.