Known as America's Gold Expert, First Fidelity Reserve Numismatic Consultant, Mike Fuljenz has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional awards for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals. Mike was named the 2021 American Numismatic Association Dealer of the Year. 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 on precious metals, rare coins, and counterfeit detection. 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 of the Year Award. He has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration, The Attorney General of Texas, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of both Crime Stoppers of Beaumont and the influential National Coin and Bullion Association.