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Michael Fuljenz

Mike Fuljenz

Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, TX serves on the board of directors of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). Since 1986 he has been the recipient of 35 national awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) in ten different categories. Fuljenz has consulted with the US Mint, Federal Trade Commission, and the US Postal Service on consumer matters. Fuljenz has also appeared numerous times on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business discussing subjects relating to coins, precious metals and consumer protection issues.

Numismatic Work Experience

  • 1994-2010  Numismatic Consultant, Author & Consumer Protection Advocate
  • 1992-1994  Vice President — U. S. Coins
  • 1983-1992  Director; Vice President — Blanchard Company
  • 1982-1983  Authenticator and Grader — American Numismatic Association
  • 1978-1982  Blue Chip Coins
  • 1968-1978  Part-time Coin Show Dealer

Media, Publishing & Industry Service Awards

  • 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”
  • 2009,’08,’04  NLG Best Dealer Publication Award
  • 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
  • 1996  American Numismatic Association’s Presidential Service Award
  • 1995-1998  NLG Radio Reporter of the Year — WOR Radio’s Smart Money
  • 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

Numismatic Book Awards

  • 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

Offices Held

  • 1995-2010  Board Member – Industry Counsel for Tangible Assets (ICTA)
  • 1987-1989  Chairman American Numismatic Association Certification Service
  • 1983  Vice President U.S. Commemorative Society
  • 1974  Chairman Louisiana Numismatic Association State Convention
  • 1972-1975  President Southwest Louisiana Coin Club

Public Service & Philanthropy

  • 2007-2010   Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
  • 2009-2010   Eddie Eagle GunSafe TM Education Program
  • 2007-2010   National Rifle Association
  • 2007  St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Outstanding Support of Catholic Schools
  • 2007  Lamar University Three T Man Award
  • 1999-2000  President, Beaumont Little Dribblers
  • 1997-2000  Board West End Little League and Coach
  • 1996-2002  Board Little Dribblers and Coach
  • 1996-2004  Soccer Coach
  • 1996  Board West End YMCA of Beaumont

Professional Instructor & Key Speaker Presentations

  • Instructor:  From 1982-1998 taught 5-day seminars on gold and silver coinage for the American Numismatic Association in Colorado Springs
  • Speaker: 1999-2009 Greater Houston Money Show
  • Speaker: Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association in Philadelphia (1984)
  • Speaker: Garden State Numismatic Convention in New Jersey (1984)
  • Speaker: Greater New York Numismatic Convention Author’s Symposium (1985)

Notable Consulting

  • 1991-2000  Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan on WOR Radio & Premier Network
  • 1995  U.S. Mint (Alexandria, Virginia Eagle Distribution Symposium)
  • 1994  Phillips Publications  (Ken and Daria Dolan’s “Straight Talk”)
  • 1992-1997  Weiss Research (Silver & Gold Report)
  • 1990  U.S. Post Office (Consumer’s Guide)

Major Media Appearances

  • Bloomberg TV
  • Brian Sussman Show KFSO
  • NRA News
  • CNBC’s Smart Money
  • KWHY Channel 22 in Los Angeles
  • New York Times
  • Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan (Cable TV)
  • WWL Radio New Orleans
  • WOR Radio’s Smart Money
  • USA Today
  • Monthly Show on KLVI Radio in Beaumont, Texas (1995-2010) <!–
  • 1991-2002  More than 20 appearances on , Steals and Deals, Money Wheel, Money Talk with Ted David and Sue Herrera, and Morning Show
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Recognition In Numismatic Industry

  • Silver & Gold Report
  • Taipan Financial
  • Straight Talk on Your Money (Ken and Daria Dolan)
  • American Survival Guide
  • Robert Leuver — Former Director Bureau of Engraving & Printing
    Former Executive Director, American Numismatic Association (ANA)
  • Franklin Sanders — Editor, The Moneychanger


  • A Consumer Guide to U.S. Coin Investment
  • CoinAge Magazine
  • Coin Dealer Newsletter
  • Houston Post
  • 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 (Magazine of the American Numismatic Association ‘1982-1990)

Consumer Protection Assistance

  • CNBC’s Steals and Deals
  • Silver & Gold Report
  • Attorney General Illinois
  • Dateline
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Better Business Bureau

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  • 1977  Graduate University Southwestern Louisiana Cum Laude (Chemistry/Biology)
  • 1968  Graduate Louisiana Governor’s Program for Gifted Children
Memberships: PCGS, NGC, ICTA and others

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