Mike Fuljenz Wins Highest Numismatic Honor

posted on December 3, 2023
Mike Fuljenz

Prominent rare-coin and precious-metals dealer Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas, an NRA Golden Ring of Freedom member, is the 2023 recipient of the Chester L. Krause Distinguished Service Award—the highest honor bestowed by the congressionally chartered American Numismatic Ass’n, the largest organization of coin-collecting enthusiasts in the United States. The award was given in recognition of Fuljenz’s numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. Fuljenz was also recognized with the association’s 2023 Philanthropy Award.

“No recognition like this happens without the tremendous support of many others in the American Numismatic Association, in the hobby and profession, and from my wonderful family. I sincerely thank all those who have helped me help others,” Fuljenz said.

Fuljenz, who is known as America’s Gold Expert, co-sponsored the NRA Foundation banquet for many years and currently co-sponsors the prayer breakfast. He has been a featured speaker at NRA Freedom First Financial Seminars and is a benefactor for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program. He has received dozens of awards from the Press Club of Southeast Texas and the NLG for his four books, weekly newsletters and television and radio appearances about rare coins and precious metals.

Over the years, Fuljenz has also received awards from the Professional Numismatists Guild and the National Coin and Bullion Ass’n for his consumer-protection work combatting counterfeits within the coin-collecting marketplace. He has been a significant contributor to consumer alerts released by the Federal Trade Commission, the attorney general of Texas and the Better Business Bureau.

Active in many community, education and youth sports groups in Beaumont, Fuljenz currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the local Crime Stoppers organization. McNeese State University recognized his literary, business and civic achievements and decades of service to the university by presenting him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2015.

For more information, visit universalcoin.com.


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