Texas-based and internationally renowned, Universal Coin and Bullion has been a leader within the rare coin and gold investment industry for nearly 20 years. The company, founded in 1994 by precious metals and rare coin expert Mike Fuljenz, offers in-depth numismatic analysis, comprehensive consultation services, and outstanding investment strategies to clients worldwide.
Specializing in rare and certified United States coins, Type II and Type III Liberty Double Eagles, Indian Head Quarter and Half Eagles, as well as Gold and Platinum Eagle coins, the company is run by an award-winning executive team with a strong understanding of rare coin markets.
“It’s important to do your homework before selling or buying gold and silver coins,” Fuljenz recently told a news reporter. “Check whether the dealer has professional affiliations within the industry, such as membership in the Professional Numismatists Guild, and if the dealer has received awards or recognition from peers in the coin industry.” Fuljenz, known in numismatic circles as “America's Gold Expert,” also recommends checking a company’s ratings with the Better Business Bureau before proceeding with a purchase.
Fuljenz speaks from personal experience: His company weathered a 2007 lawsuit involving a dispute over the prices customers paid for rare gold and silver coins. The case, built on unfounded accusations, was dismissed, and Fuljenz, an award-winning author of books and newsletters and renowned numismatic consumer advocate, continued to consult with local and national agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United States Mint, the Numismatic Crime Information Center, the U.S. Postal Service, the Better Business Bureau and Crime Stoppers, and to consult with law enforcement agencies about how to recognize and combat coin fraud.
Toward that end, Fuljenz has spoken at special training seminars for Texas and Florida law enforcement officers, providing participants with names of experts and organizations to contact when a gold or collectible coin fraud or theft is reported, or a recovery is made. At these seminars, Fuljenz (who is often a keynote speaker) candidly discusses the Universal Coin and Bullion complaints against lawbreakers (coin thieves), and also describes case examples of how law enforcement agencies across the nation have successfully handled different types of numismatic crimes.
BBB-accredited since 1995, Universal Coin and Bullion is housed in a 35,000 square foot office complex complete with vault services, national buying software, and ongoing training that provides some of the best service in the rare coin industry. Its one-of-a-kind educational materials include books, newsletters, and articles featuring singular commentary and analysis from Fuljenz himself, designed to help customers and collectors pursue financial and collecting excellence with every acquisition, as well as expert consumer education advice about trading and selling on the secondary market.
With all this to offer, it’s no wonder that Universal Coin and Bullion is one of the most well-regarded, nationally acclaimed and award-winning sources for gold, rare coin, and numismatic collectors.