The following text is from a news release prepared by Donn Pearlman
for numismatist-author Mike Fuljenz:
important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins
series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 - 1907 (Second Edition),
provides beginning and advanced collectors a date-by-date analysis of
every coin in the series, historical vignettes and more than 100
full-color photographs. The book was written by Michael Fuljenz,
President of Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd. in Beaumont,
Texas, who has won more than 50 awards from the Numismatic Literary
Guild (NLG) for his consumer protection and education newsletters
and earlier books and articles.
predicts that last year's wide-spread publicity about the discovery of
Ridge Hoard "should increase collector and investor
interest in this (Type Three Liberty Head Double Eagles) series for a
long time." The vast majority of the 1,427 gold coins unearthed
in the Northern California buried treasure hoard were Type Three
new book contains a chart of the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) grades
assigned to the hoard coins, and also contains comparisons of PCGS and
Corporation population reports on all Type Three $20 denomination
revealing chapter of the book is described by the author as "the
definitive article on the national motto, In God We Trust." It
provides proof the inspiration for the motto actually goes back to the
War of 1812, pre-dating the 1860s U.S. Civil War era that many believe
was the backdrop for the motto.
provides useful collecting, investing, buying and selling tips as well
as historical information and price history about this coin series. He
includes information about counterfeits and consumer protection, such
as the 2014 Collectible Coin Protection Act. Fuljenz assisted the Industry Council
For Tangible Assets (ICTA) with lobbying in Washington, D.C., to
get that law approved.
of the 17 interesting chapters is devoted to "Peter," an
eagle that lived at the Philadelphia Mint in the mid 1800s and
inspired coin designs as well as bedtime stories.
Three Double Eagles were struck at five mints: Carson City, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Unlike Type One Double Eagles,
Type Three have the motto, In God We Trust, and unlike Type Two coins
the Type Three have the denomination spelled out as TWENTY DOLLARS
rather than TWENTY D.
noteworthy features of the book include how President Theodore Roosevelt worked with
acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens on the early 20th century
"pet crime" of replacing the design of the Liberty Head
Double Eagle and other U.S. coins; Type Three Double Eagles in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian
Institution; celebrity coin collectors; and law enforcement tips
on how to protect your coins and other valuables from theft.
as America's Gold Expert, Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious
national and regional awards and honors from the NLG, the Press Club
of Southeast Texas and other organizations for his consumer education
and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.
respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike
also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade
States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, is on the ICTA Board of
Directors and is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
Publishing, the book's publisher, suggests a price for Type Three
Double Eagles 1877 - 1907 at $39.95, including shipping. Copies
can be ordered online at www.UniversalCoin.com.
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