Fuljenz Interviewed, Honored at World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz and Jeff Flock
Michael Fuljenz (left), President of the Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, is interviewed about gold by Fox Business Network reporter Jeff Flock at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago, August 16, 2011.

As gold prices soared, national news media obtained expert commentary and advice for investors from Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.universalcoin.com) of Beaumont, Texas, during the Chicago World’s Fair of Money(SM), August 16 – 20, 2011.

He was interviewed by Fox Business Network and ABCNews.com about the huge demand for gold bullion and gold coins, and how the public can avoid scams when buying or selling precious metals.

"You must know what you’re buying or selling and the reputation of the person or company you’re buying from or selling to," emphasized Fuljenz who also received two more prestigious writing and journalism awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) during the convention.

The World’s Fair of Money is an annual event conducted by the non-profit, Congressionally-chartered American Numismatic Association. The five-day event in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois occupied 220,000 square feet of convention center space and was the largest rare coin and paper money show in the country.

During the convention Fuljenz and executive members of his sales and marketing team met with officials of the Royal Canadian Mint who unveiled the "Cougar," the third in a wildly popular series of 99.99 percent pure silver bullion coins commemorating Canadian wildlife.

Patrick Hadsipantelis and Mike Fuljenz
Patrick Hadsipantelis (left), Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Royal Canadian Mint, and Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion, hold the Mint's new 2012-dated 99.99% pure silver 'Cougar' wildlife coins at the World's Fair of Money in Chicago, August 18, 2011.

Universal Coin & Bullion will be a major distributor of the Cougar. The coin will have a $5 face value denomination and bear the date 2012, and is expected to be available from Universal in October.

"The announcement of the 2012 Canadian Mint silver Cougar created a buzz at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money. The first two coins in the series, the Wolf and the Grizzly, sold quickly, and the same is expected to happen with these stunning coins. We have been receiving calls from clients nationwide already asking when the third coin would be released," said Fuljenz.

The latest NLG awards presented to Fuljenz, his 36th and 37th in nine different categories from the organization the past two decades, are for Best Dealer Publication and Best Non-Commercial Video. The award winning video is from a featured educational seminar, "How to Include Gold Coins in Your Portfolio," presented by Fuljenz at the Money Show of the Southwest in December 2010.

Founded in 1994, Universal Coin & Bullion, Ltd. is a national leader in gold, rare coins and numismatic education, and the official rare coin and bullion dealer of the National Rifle Association. UCB President Michael Fuljenz is a nationally-known rare coins and precious metals expert. His expertise has been used by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United States Postal Service, United States Mint and the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC). He is an award winning numismatic author of books and newsletters, a frequent interview guest on radio and TV news and personal finance programs, and a community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.

For additional information, contact UCB at (800) 459-2646 or visit online at www.universalcoin.com.

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