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About 1st National Reserve

Our History

At 1st National Reserve, we are dedicated to providing our clients with professional numismatic analysis and consultation, as well as, prompt service with all of their coin collecting needs.

Our organization is executively directed by numismatic professionals with more than 50 years of cumulative experience. This vast industry experience is committed to serving the coin collecting goals of our nationwide client roster.

Computer-linked to the most active numismatic trading networks in the country, our entire organization incorporates the latest technology into our bidding and purchasing practices. The combination of on the scene professionally seasoned experience and technology enables us to provide you with extremely competitive offers for your coins when selling, as well as timely acquisition opportunities suited to your individual coin collecting goals.

Here are some relevant facts about our organization to serve you in deciding to make 1st National Reserve your professional coin service partner.

  • 1st National Reserve was first founded in Beaumont, Texas over two decades ago.
  • Over the course of our business history, we have served well over 100,000 clients across America in establishing and meeting their coin collecting and investment needs.
  • Our group specializes and serves as market makers in rare and certified United States coins, such as Type II and Type III Liberty Double Eagles and Indian Head Quarter Eagles, as well as key date numismatic treasures in the Gold and Silver American Eagle family of coins, among others.

In order to continue the education and informational support needed by collectors, we provide our clients with award-winning information in the form of FREE BOOKS and newsletters that will keep you informed on relevant historical background and current trends that shape and influence the precious metals and rare coin markets.

Account Representatives and our Expert Buying Team have participated in continuing education offered by ANA (American Numismatic Association) seminar instructors, attended "Lunch and Learn" seminars offered by the Better Business Bureau and other industry workshops at professional conventions.

On an ongoing basis, we have professional numismatic representatives in attendance at all leading coin auctions and conventions, saving you the time, energy and expense of traveling, as well as the expense and risks of security to avoid potential theft.

Finally, all transactions you may conduct with 1st National Reserve will be held in the strictest confidence to maintain and protect your financial privacy.

With the facts now before you, we are certain you will be pleased and satisfied if you choose 1st National Reserve as your professional coin service company. Should you have any further questions or immediate coin needs, please do not hesitate to call us toll-free at (800) 321-8700 so that we may assist you further. Thank you for taking the time to consider 1st National Reserve as your coin service company, and we look forward to serving you.

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About The Expert

Meet America's Gold Expert®, Mike Fuljenz

Mike Fuljenz

Known as America's Gold Expert,® 1st National Reserve® Numismatic Consultant, Michael Fuljenz has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional awards for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.

His books, media appearances and newsletters about gold and rare coins have won Best of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Press Club of Southeast Texas, and he received the NLG's coveted top honor in 2013, "The Clemy Award." Mike Fuljenz is a frequent expert guest on local and national business and personal finance programs, such as Fox Business Network and CNBC, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's, Los Angeles Times and other broadcast, print and online news media.

A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Fuljenz is a Past President of the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board and received the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award. He has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Beaumont, the influential Industry Council For Tangible Assets and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

Mike Fuljenz Resume

Numismatic Offices Held
Industry Service Awards
Numismatic Book Awards
Newsletter & Publication Awards
Numismatic Contributor Awards
Radio Awards
Television Awards
Video Awards
Internet & Website Awards
Professional Presentations
Notable Consulting
Media Appearances
Contributor
Consumer Protection Assistance
Public Service & Philanthropy
Education
About 1st National Reserve
What Other Experts Are Saying

Numismatic Offices Held

    • 2015-2013     Board Member, Numismatic Literary Guild [NLG]
    • 2015-2011     Board Member, Gold & Silver Political Action Committee PAC
    • 2015-1995     Board Member, Industry Council for Tangible Assets
    • 1993              Member, American Numismatic Association Audio Visual
                            Committee
    • 1989-1987     Chairman, American Numismatic Association Certification
                            Service
    • 1983             Vice President, U.S. Commemorative Society
    • 1974             Chairman, Louisiana Numismatic Association State Convention
    • 1974-1971     President, Southwest Louisiana Coin Club

Industry Service Awards

    • 2016     PNG Sol Kaplan Award
    • 2016     NLG “Ribbit” Award
    • 2015     Numismatic Crime Information Center Service Award
    • 2014     American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit
    • 2014     Professional Numismatists Guild Significant Contribution Award
    • 2013     NLG Top Award & Highest Honor "The Clemy"
    • 2013     American Numismatic Association's Glenn Smedley Memorial Award
    • 2008     Money Show of the Southwest Service Award
    • 1996     American Numismatic Association's Presidential Service Award

Numismatic Book Awards

    • 2015     NLG Book of the Year Award: Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907,
                  2nd Edition
    • 2010     NLG Investment Book of the Year Award: Indian Gold Coins of the
                  20th Century
    • 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

Numismatic Contributor Awards

    • 2016      NLG Best Article Non-Numismatic Publication “Treasury Moves to
                    Redesign $10 Bill, Add Portrait of an American Woman” in
                    The Examiner, Southeast Texas
    • 2014     Press Club of Southeast Texas Third Place Best Guest Column:
                  “Cheerleaders and Currency Can Show Their Trust In God” in
                  Beaumont Enterprise
    • 2013     NLG James L. Miller Memorial Award Best Overall Article of the Year:
                  "The Ultimate Saint"
    • 2010     NLG Best Writer: NLG New
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    • 1986     NLG Magazine Columnist of the Year

Radio Awards

    • 2016-2014     NLG Best Radio Report: "The Coin Show" on KLVI 560
    • 2015     Press Club of Southeast Texas Best Radio Show: KLVI 560
    • 2013     NLG Best Radio Report: "Hotel Coin Buyers Out of Business" on KLVI
                   560
    • 2012     NLG Best Radio Report: "Hotel Coin Buyers: Still A Major Problem" on
                   KLVI 560
    • 2011     Press Club of Southeast Texas Best Investigative Radio Report: KLVI
                   560
    • 2011     Press Club of Southeast Texas 2nd Place Radio Talk Show: KLVI 560
    • 2010     NLG Best Radio Report: "Warning: Beware Of Hotel Coin Buyers" on
                   KLVI 560
    • 1998-1995     NLG Radio Reporter of the Year: WOR Radio’s Smart Money

Newsletter & Publication Awards

    • 2016             Press Club of Southeast Texas 1st Place Best Guest Column:
                           The Examiner, “Treasury Moves to Redesign $10 Bill,
                           Add Portrait of an American Woman”
    • 2014, 2012-2008, 2004     NLG Best Dealer Publication
    • 2014             Press Club of Southeast Texas Best Electronic Newsletter
    • 2014             Press Club of Southeast Texas Best News Release:
                          "Gold Expert Mike Fuljenz Assists Police Agencies on Numismatic
                           Crimes"
    • 2012             Press Club of Southeast Texas 1st Place Excellence in the Media
                           Brochure Category: Personal Gold Guide
    • 2008-2006     NLG Best Investment Newsletter Extraordinary Merit Award
    • 2002-1997     NLG Best Investment Newsletter Extraordinary Merit Award

Television Awards

    • 2015-2013     NLG Best Television Report: "The Coin and Precious Metals
                           Report" on KBTV Fox 4
    • 2012             NLG Best Television Report: NRA’s Guns and Gold on the
                           Sportsman Channel
    • 2009             NLG Best Television Report: King of the Road Show with Jim King
                           on KBTV Fox 4
    • 2000-1997    NLG Best Television Report: CNBC’s Money Talk
    • 1994             NLG Best Television Report: CNBC’s Smart Money
    • 1993             NLG Best Television Report: KWHY, Los Angeles
    • 1992             NLG Best Television Report: CNBC’s Smart Money

Video Awards

    • 2014     NLG Best Non-Commercial Video: "More Advice for Coin Collectors"
                   for Money Show of the Southwest, 2013 Education Seminar
    • 2013     NLG Extraordinary Merit Award Non-Commercial Video: "Advice for
                   Coin Collectors" for Money Show of the Southwest, 2012 Education
                   Seminar
    • 2012     NLG Best Non-Commercial Video: "Gold and Consumer Protection"
                   for Money Show of the Southwest, 2011 Education Seminar
    • 2012     NLG Best Commercial Video: "Gold Coin & Bullion Market Today"
    • 2011     NLG Best Non-Commercial Video: "How To Include Gold Coins In Your
                   Portfolio" for Money Show of the Southwest, 2010 Education Seminar
    • 2010     NLG Best Non-Commercial Video: "Gold Coin Market Today"
                   for Money Show of the Southwest, 2009 Education Seminar

Internet & Website Awards

    • 2014­ & 2012     Press Club of Southeast Texas 1st Place Best Electronic
                               Newsletter: The Mike Fuljenz Metals Market Report
    • 2012     NLG Best Website Article: "In God We Trust: The Story Of Our National
                   Motto"
    • 2009     NLG Best Website Article: "2009 Ultra-High Relief Saint-Gaudens
                   Double Eagle"
    • 2002     NLG Best Website Article: “Why All Your Gold Coins Should Be
                   Certified”

Professional Presentations

    • 2015-1999     Speaker, The Money Show of the Southwest
    • 2015             Speaker, Chicago Numismatic Crime Information Center Law
                           Enforcement Educational Seminar
    • 2014             Speaker, Texas Crime Stoppers Convention
    • 2014             Speaker, Beaumont Save Our Children Banquet
    • 2014             Speaker, Orlando Numismatic Crime Information Center
                           Law Enforcement Educational Seminar
    • 2014-1999     Speaker, The Money Show of the Southwest
    • 2012             Speaker, Dallas Numismatic Crime Information Center
                           Educational Seminar
    • 2010             Keynote Speaker, Beaumont Salvation Army Banquet
    • 2003 & 1992  Speaker, Florida United Numismatists Convention
    • 1998-1982     Instructor, American Numismatic Association (Taught Summer
                            and Money Show seminars on the authentication and grading of
                            gold and silver coinage)
    • 1985             Speaker, Greater New York Numismatic Convention Author's
                           Symposium
    • 1984             Speaker, Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association in Philadelphia
    • 1984             Speaker, Garden State Numismatic Convention in New Jersey

Notable Consulting

    • 2014             Smithsonian’s National Museum of National History (Value of
                           Money Exhibit)
    • 2012             Expert Consultant to the Royal Canadian Mint on the Antelope $5
                           Coin Design
    • 2000-1991    Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan on WOR Radio & Premier
                            Network
    • 1997-1992    Weiss Research Silver & Gold Report
    • 1995             U.S. Mint Alexandria, Virginia Eagle Distribution Symposium
    • 1994             Phillips Publications Ken and Daria Dolan's Straight Talk
    • 1990             U.S. Postal Service & General Services Administration
                           Consumer's Guide

Media Appearances

    • The Wall Street Journal
    • New York Times
    • USA Today
    • Bloomberg TV
    • NRA News
    • AMAC.us (Money Columnist)
    • MoneyNews.com (Insider Columnist)
    • Forbes
    • NASDAQ.com
    • Maxim
    • NBC News
    • CNBC's Smart Money
    • Fox Business Network
    • CBS MoneyWatch
    • KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers
    • SmartMoney, The Personal Finance Magazine of The Wall Street Journal
    • Kiplinger's
    • Newsmax
    • Los Angeles Times
    • VIP Magazine of Southeast Texas
    • WOR Radio's Smart Money
    • The Brian Sussman Show, KSFO Radio
    • Smart Money with Ken and Daria Dolan (Cable TV)
    • KLVI Radio, Beaumont, Texas
    • WWL Radio New Orleans
    • KWHY Channel 22 in Los Angeles
    • KBTV FOX 4
    • The Examiner
    • Beaumont Business Journal
    • Beaumont Enterprise
    • cnsnews.com

Contributor

    • A Consumer Guide to U.S. Coin Investment by the GSA and U.S. Postal Service
    • COINage Magazine
    • Coin Dealer Newsletter
    • Numismatic News (Former Columnist)
    • Houston Post (Former Columnist)
    • Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values (Gold Coin Price Coordinator)
    • The Official Red Book for Coins
    • The Official 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 (Former Columnist)

Consumer Protection Assistance

    • Texas State Legislature
    • KFDM-TV Channel 6 Crime Stoppers
    • Numismatic Crime Information Center
    • NBC News
    • CNBC's Steals and Deals
    • Silver & Gold Report
    • Attorney General Illinois
    • Dateline
    • U.S. Postal Service Consumer's Guide
    • Federal Trade Commission
    • Fox Business Network
    • Better Business Bureau
    • Los Angeles Times
    • CBS Inside Edition
    • The Examiner

Public Service & Philanthropy

    • 2015             Beaumont Independent School District Award for Reading
                           Programs Support
    • 2015             Sponsor Smithsonian’s National Museum of National History
    • 2015-2013     Board of Beaumont Crime Stoppers
    • 2015-2011     State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee
    • 2015-2010     Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program
    • 2015-2009     The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Education Program
    • 2015-2007     National Rifle Association Business Alliance
    • 2015-2007     Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
    • 2015-2000     Meals on Wheels
    • 2014             Save Our Children Banquet Top Award
    • 2013             Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award
    • 2012-2010     President, Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board
    • 2009             McNeese State University Hall of Honor
    • 2007             St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Outstanding Support of Catholic
                           Schools
    • 2007             Lamar University Three T Man Award
    • 2004-1996     Soccer Coach, BYSC and Spindletop Select
    • 2002-1996     Board Member, Little Dribblers and Coach
    • 2000-1999     President, Beaumont Little Dribblers
    • 2000-1997     Board Member, West End Little League, Coach & Co-Chief
                            Umpire
    • 1996             Board Member, West End YMCA of Beaumont

Education

    • 1977     Graduate, University Southwestern Louisiana Cum Laude
                   (Chemistry/Biology)
    • 1968     Graduate, Louisiana Governor's Program for Gifted Children

About 1st National Reserve®

Whether investor or collector, 1st National Reserve provides leading edge acquisition strategies for the gold and rare coin markets, along with award-winning numismatic materials and comprehensive coin consultation services. 1st National Reserve specializes in rare United States coins, gold and silver bullion coins, and IRA diversification strategies to clients nationwide and is Better Business Bureau accredited. For more information about 1st National Reserve,contact us today.

1st National Reserve®, Better Business Bureau accredited since 2002

    • Memberships: NGC, ICTA, NRA Business Alliance & others
    • Texas Telemarketing Registered #2010-0013
    • Texas Registered Precious Metal Dealer #0101332
    • Beaumont Registered Precious Metal Dealer Permit #2012-05

Meet America's Gold Expert®, Mike Fuljenz

Known as America's Gold Expert,® 1st National Reserve® Numismatic Consultant, Michael Fuljenz has won more than 50 prestigious national and regional awards for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.

His books, media appearances and newsletters about gold and rare coins have won Best of the Year awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Press Club of Southeast Texas, and he received the NLG's coveted top honor in 2013, "The Clemy Award." Mike Fuljenz is a frequent expert guest on local and national business and personal finance programs, such as Fox Business Network and CNBC, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's, Los Angeles Times and other broadcast, print and online news media.

A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Fuljenz is a Past President of the Diocese of Beaumont Catholic School Board and received the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award. He has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Beaumont, the influential Industry Council For Tangible Assets and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

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What Other Experts Are Saying

"The fact that since 1986 Mike Fuljenz has won so many major awards in so many diverse categories, including the top NLG award 'The Clemy,' underscores how important his peers in the rare coin and precious metals markets view Mike's excellent analysis and reporting." 
Ed Reiter
Executive Director, Numismatic Literary Guild
New York Times Former Columnist
"The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation salutes Mike Fuljenz and 1st National Reserve for all they do to support our men and women in uniform who defend our freedoms."
Nicholas Kehoe
Former President, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation / Lieutenant General USAF (Ret)
"Count me among Mike Fuljenz’s numerous admirers. His strong leadership, input and support of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) were instrumental in formulating ANA’s coin grading and authentication policies, which is a testament to his commitment to the industry. He is a leader in the coin industry." 
Robert Leuver
Former Director, Bureau of Engraving & Printing 
Former Executive Director, American Numismatic Association
"Mike Fuljenz has been a member in good standing of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) since 1980. Mike has taught seminars for ANA on advanced coin grading, detection of counterfeit coins, and our "super course" on gold, silver and commemorative coins…He is simply a terrific teacher."
James Taylor
Former Director, Educational Services, American Numismatic Association
"The first of the year brought new changes in state and local laws dealing with precious metal buyers. The Texas Legislative committee heard from nationally-known coin dealer Mike Fuljenz whose expertise was invaluable during the drafting of the new legislation."
Doug Davis
President, Numismatic Crime Information Center
“The success of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program can be attributed to people like Mike Fuljenz. We thank him for his continued support in spreading Eddie’s life-saving message to more than 25 million children.”
Eric Lipp
National Manager, Community Outreach Department, National Rifle Association (NRA)

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