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Mike Fuljenz Honored With Crime Fighting And Writing Awards At World's Fair of Money

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Dr. Michael Fuljenz with two of the numerous awards he received at the 2016 Wolrd's Fair of Money.

(Anaheim, California) - Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas at the 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money.
He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the (NLG) Numismatic Literary Guild, during awards ceremonies conducted in Anaheim, California, August 8 through 12.
The PNG presented Fuljenz the Sol Kaplan Award for efforts in combatting crimes against the numismatic community and the NLG honored him with three awards for writing, broadcasting and his strong support of the hobby. The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country's top rare coin and currency experts, and the NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of prominent editors and writers in the numismatic community.
Fuljenz along with co-winners of the PNG's Kaplan award, former Police Chief Doug Davis and investigative journalist Jerry Jordan, jointly worked for nine months to provide valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies in four states that helped detectives coordinate their investigations into a series of numismatic-related crimes.

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Buy & Sell Safely: Increase In Gold Price May Increase Gold Scams, Cautions Michael Fuljenz

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The recent significant increase in the price of gold may increase the chances of unwary buyers and sellers becoming victims of dishonest dealers, cautioned Michael Fuljenz, an award-winning precious metals writer known as America's Gold Expert®.
"It happens virtually every time there's a run up in gold and silver prices. Scam artists take advantage of investors and consumers who have not done their homework," warned Fuljenz. "Last year when gold and silver prices dropped, there was still so much public demand that the United States Mint ran out of some bullion coins inventory several times. I anticipate demand will rise even higher from 2015's impressive levels. Investors should know how to get more value when buying and more money when selling," Fuljenz stated.
He said there are five danger points to avoid:

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"In God We Trust" Topic Of Educational Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

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Award-winning author and writer Mike Fuljenz discussed the motto "In God We Trust" as a featured educational seminar speaker at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Dallas, March 4, 2016.

(Dallas, Texas) - Educator and acclaimed numismatic writer Michael Fuljenz gave an informative presentation on the national motto, "In God We Trust," in Dallas, Texas on March 4, 2016. Fuljenz was a featured speaker on the topic, "The Untold Story of 'In God We Trust' and its Ties to the National Anthem" at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show.
"Some critics of 'In God We Trust' may be ignorant of the phrase's legal history or are deliberately ignoring the rulings of courts and resolutions of Congress," explained Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas who has written award-winning articles about the national motto (www.INGODWETRUSTonmoney.com).
Commenting on the recent controversy about the motto's placement on police vehicles in some communities, Fuljenz explained: "The patriotic motto has withstood a long line of legal challenges to appear on our money and on government-owned property. Courts have ruled that the motto can remain for ceremonial and patriotic reasons and tradition."
"It first appeared on circulating United States coins in 1864. It has been on all our coins since 1938, became the only official national motto in 1956 with the signing of legislation by President Dwight Eisenhower, and has appeared on all our paper money since 1966," said Fuljenz.

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Mike Fuljenz Latest Gold Coins Book Wins NLG 2015 Book of the Year Award

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Mike Fuljenz proudly holds his 2015 Book of the Year Award at the Chicago World's Fair of Money.

(Rosemont, Illinois)-The acclaimed gold coins reference book by Michael Fuljenz, Type Three Double Eagles 1877-1907, 2nd Edition, has received the Book of the Year Award from the prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). The NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of the country's leading rare coin hobby/trade marketplace editors and writers.
"I've received many honors for my writing the past three decades, but this is the first time I've received the Book of the Year award. I'm grateful for the recognition given to me by the top literary organization in numismatics citing it as the work with the greatest potential impact on numismatics," said Fuljenz.
The important new book by Fuljenz provides beginning and advanced collectors a date-by-date analysis of every coin in the Type Three Double Eagle ($20 denomination gold coin) series, historical vignettes and more than 100 full-color photographs.
Type Three Double Eagles were struck at five U.S. mints: Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Unlike Type One Double Eagles, Type Three have the motto, In God We Trust, and unlike Type Two coins the Type Three have the denomination spelled out as TWENTY DOLLARS rather than TWENTY D.

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"In God We Trust" Topic Of Educational Presentation By Michael Fuljenz

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Mike Fuljenz at Press-Club awards

Michael Fuljenz, America's Gold Expert® was honored with four awards in the 23rd annual Excellence in the Media competition conducted by the Press Club of Southeast Texas. The awards were for Fuljenz' consumer education and protection writings about buying and selling rare coins and precious metals.
The Press Club presented him with first place awards for the best news release and best electronic newsletter, and third places awards for the best brochure and best guest column. The award ceremony was held in Beaumont, Texas on June 6, 2014.
The first place news release, "Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Assists Police Agencies on Numismatic Crimes," explained how Fuljenz was a keynote speaker at a special training course conducted by the Numismatic Crime Information Center for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry. The first place electronic newsletter is a weekly online publication that includes Fuljenz's Metals Market Report.
His "Gold Guide" brochure honored by the Press Club provides information about diversifying investment portfolios with gold. Call for a free copy.

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Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Speaks to Police Agencies on Numismatic Crimes

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Mike Fuljenz proudly holds his 2015 Book of the Year Award at the Chicago World's Fair of Money.

(Beaumont, Texas) -- Sandwiched between receiving an award, autographing copies of his book and purchasing gold coins to fulfill his customers' orders, America's Gold Expert® , Michael Fuljenz, recently was a keynote speaker at a special training course for Texas law enforcement personnel on the topic of investigating crimes involving rare coins, bullion and jewelry.
Fuljenz provided seminar participants with information on where they can promptly get assistance.
"I gave them specific names of experts and organizations to contact when a theft is reported or a recovery is made, and also provided useful case examples of how law enforcement agencies across the nation have successfully handled different types of numismatic crimes," explained Fuljenz.
The day-long educational seminar was held on October 18, 2012 in Dallas in conjunction with the opening of the American Numismatic Association National Money Show. It was organized by the nonprofit Numismatic Crime Information Center (www.NumismaticCrimes.org), founded by Doug Davis, a former Police Chief and current City Manager of Pantego, Texas.

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KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers Interviews Mike Fuljenz

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KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers Interviews Mike Fuljenz

KFDM-TV Channel 6 in my hometown of Beaumont,Texas recently did a Crime Stoppers story about a Texas dealer who reportedly paid only $16,000 for nearly $250,000 of coins sent to him by an 82-year old California woman. The interviewer asked me for consumer protection advice so other people can avoid encountering this kind of problem. My suggestion was simply to remember: "It's important to do your homework before selling or buying gold and silver coins."
There are easy-to-do precautions you can and should take before you make a purchase or sell to someone you're not familiar with. Too often I hear horror stories about people who grossly overpaid for what they purchased, never received the merchandise they ordered, or were grossly underpaid - or never paid - for what they sold. In one case I personally helped the news media investigate and expose a traveling "hotel buyer" who claimed in his big advertisements he would "Pay the Highest Prices" but offered only $60 for a gold coin actually worth $10,000.
When you sell, sell to a specialist. If you have gold coins, sell them to a gold coin dealer, perhaps in your own community. Specialists usually will pay far more than a pawn broker, jeweler or hotel buyer who is in town for a day or two and then gone.
Before you buy or sell gold or rare coins, follow these simple steps.

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