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The Select 4 Portfolio Record

Our Select Four recommendations focus on four major coin areas we believe are most likely to see ongoing collector and dealer demand and potential future price increases. We have selected some of the choicest, sight-seen historically important coins available for our Select Four clients over the past five years. Some Select Four recommendations have experienced dramatic price increases, underscoring the ongoing demand for our coin recommendations.

The historically unique, incuse design of the Indian Head Quarter and Half Eagles have made these coins a perennial Select Four favorite among discerning collectors. Prices for the most rare coins in this series could soon rise beyond the reach of most collectors.

Our Portfolio Buying Team also selects certain modern day coins, which hold the highest potential to be future rarities. Some of our select date $25 Gold Eagle recommendations have already become listed as rare in other dealer’s inventories. We continue to recommend saving money by acquiring these today before further price rises.

Although past performance does not guarantee future results, clients who acted quickly on many of our past Select Four recommendations were thrilled to have saved significant money on acquisition costs before gold and rare coin prices began rising. With gold prices expected to rise further over the long-term, acting now could save you significant money.

Do You Need A Coin Expert?

If you are a collector of rare United States coins, it is in your best interest to have a qualified expert on your team. Regardless of your level of passion for or knowledge of the coin markets, there is so much to know that having an expert in your corner gives you a much needed edge and added enjoyment when building your collection. Within the realm of rare United States coins, Mike Fuljenz is one of today’s very top experts.

Mike Fuljenz
Rare coin expert, Mike Fuljenz, has received nearly 50 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards for his newsletters, books, articles and media appearances on precious metals and rare coins, including:
  • Fifteen (15) awards for his newsletter, including 2012's Best Dealer Publication
  • Six (6) awards for "Television Reporter of the Year"
  • Four (4) NLG Investment Book of the Year Awards, including 2010 for "Indian Gold Coins of 20th Century"
  • American Numismatic Association's Presidential Service Award
There are literally tens of thousands of different types and grades of coins available. With an expert specialist assisting you in sorting through the vast body of numismatic details, you could save precious time, travel, energy, security worries and money. If you are looking for an expert you can trust, Mike Fuljenz’s long standing, award-winning track record of success makes him the perfect choice.

What Is A Market Maker And Why Is It Important?

A “market maker” is anyone who is actively buying and selling a specific product while providing ongoing research and support to the markets and customer base for such product. Because we focus our activities in only four major areas of rare coins, out of the thousands available, we are able to provide meaningful and sustained support for the coins we recommend. Our specialized commitment is key to building long-term awareness, enjoyment and demand among dealers and collectors.

Mike Fuljenz continuously adds to the body of information and research available on every single coin we recommend. Mike’s award-winning contributions to the body of knowledge and analysis available to collectors and dealers on the history and market conditions of the coins we recommend is, quite simply, without peer. He has received four (4) Investment Book of the Year awards from the prestigious Numismatic Literary Guild, including a 2010 award for his newest book, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century. Since their first publication, thousands of copies of each of these books have been placed directly in the hands of active collectors and dealers, which creates and energizes awareness and demand. Promoting increased collector demand and long-term popularity for a specific product is the essence of being a market maker.

To build a coin collection of high quality and potential long-term appeal, contact our experienced team of professionals to find out how to become a Select Four program client. There are limited positions available at each level, so call toll free at (800) 459-2646 today.

Area I: Liberty Double Eagles

s4_1873-liberty.jpg Type II and III Liberty Double Eagles The Type II and Type III Liberty Double Eagles are among the most popular, and in some select cases some of the most rare, of all United States gold coins. The Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles (1866-1876) have the distinction of being the first United States $20 gold coins to bear the motto: "In God We Trust." About 95% of the originally issued Type II Liberty Double Eagles have been melted down. Certified Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles are many times more rare than Type III Liberty Double Eagles in certified population reports. Additionally, Type II $20 Liberty Double Eagles are substantially more rare than the popular $20 Saint-Gaudens in certified mint state condition. In 1877, a minor design change to the reverse's dollar denomination resulted in the Type III Liberty Double Eagles (1877-1907) being created. Among all Type II and Type III Double Eagles, some of the most rare are the ones minted at the Carson City Mint. In recent years, the heavily marketed release of the Type I Double Eagle hoard of coins recovered from the shipwrecked S.S. Central America stimulated awareness and demand for the comparatively more rare Type II and Type III Double Eagles, which sent prices trending higher. Additionally, tens of thousands of Mike Fuljenz's books on Type II and Type III Double Eagles, both of which received "Investment Book of the Year" awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild, have been placed directly in the hands of dealers and collectors, expanding the collector base and further galvanizing demand. Call your Account Representative to find out which of these historic coins is most likely to see future prices increases. Acting now could save you money in completing your collection.

Area II: Indian Head Gold Coins

The second area in our Select Four comprises four Indian Head gold coins minted periodically from 1854-1933. The coins recommended in this area are the $3 Indian Princess, the $10 Indian Eagle, the $5 Indian Half Eagle and the $2.50 Indian Quarter Eagle. The Indian Quarter and Half Eagles were the only two of the four to feature the same design. Within the scope of United States coin collecting, especially in higher grade conditions, the $3 Indian Princess and the $5 Indian Eagle are considered "stopper" coins among collectors to completing the popular 12-piece gold type set. Because of their relative rarity, the absence of these coins potentially can "stop" a collector from completing a collection.
Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century book by Mike Fuljenz The Indian Quarter and Half Eagle coins are the only ones in United States history to feature "incuse" devices (sunken rather than raised) on the coin's design, which has made these coins consistently popular among collectors. To learn more about adding U.S. Indian Head gold coins to your collection, call your Account Representative, while prices are still reasonable for specimens of the key dates among these historic coins. Be sure to ask how you can obtain a copy of Mike Fuljenz's new 2010 award-winning book, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century, featuring $2.50, $5 and $10 Indian gold coins.



Area III: Rare Gold Commemoratives

1915-S Panama Pacific Exposition & 1926 Sesquicentennial IndependenceIn 2005, for the first time in our history, we expanded our top coin recommendations to include two rare and unique gold commemoratives: the 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition Quarter Eagle and the 1926 Sesquicentennial Independence Quarter Eagle. While they commemorate distinctly different events in U.S. history, they are the only two gold commemorative Quarter Eagles in U.S. history. By overall mintage and surviving population, these are two of the rarest coins we have ever recommended. As such, they are also considered “stopper” coins to acquiring the complete set of commemorative gold coins. For more information on acquiring these coins to add to your personal collection, contact your Account Representative today.

Area IV: $25 Gold American Eagles

Top 9: $25 Gold American EaglesIn 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt suspended all United States gold coin production. In 1986, more than fifty years later, President Ronald Reagan authorized the United States Mint to once again begin producing non-commemorative legal tender gold coins and the American Eagle family of coins was born. As the first $25 gold coin ever minted in United States history, the $25 Gold Eagle is a cornerstone coin among Select Four recommendations. Virtually every single year since they were first minted, the U.S. Mint has typically minted fewer $25 Gold Eagles than the other gold coins in the series. As a result, the $25 Gold Eagle has already distinguished itself among collectors as a “modern day rarity.” For more information on which select $25 Gold American Eagles you should priority target for acquisition, contact your account representative today.


Reasons to become a Select Four client today

What Is the Portfolio Buying Team?

Our Portfolio Buying Trust is a team of professionals with over fifty years of combined rare coin acquisition experience. The members of our Portfolio Buying Team personally inspect and hand-select each and every coin that goes into your portfolio from among the most elite coins available. By focusing our deep experience into specialized niches in the rare coin markets, we are able to select and acquire some of the finest coins available from within those areas. Our experience becomes an invaluable asset to you and provides reliable expert guidance at every turn on your coin collecting adventure to insure your experience is one of deep satisfaction.

Whether you are an avid or novice collector, one thing is true... no one likes to pay higher prices, if it can be avoided. In the past, our Portfolio Buying Team has established an impressive record for often recommending specific coins before their prices trend higher. Following their recommendations, you could potentially save thousands of dollars on your portfolio acquisitions, sometimes even on a single coin, while filling those tough holes in your sets or collection. Since our Portfolio Buying Team specializes in four targeted areas of rare U.S. coins, our seasoned team experience and inside track knowledge gives a distinct edge to your rare coin portfolio.

The Select Four Program offers collectors and investors double-pay potential.


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The Mike Fuljenz Metals Market Report

April 2014 – Week 3 Edition

Gold has been very volatile in the last week, rising from below $1284 on April 3 to $1330 on April 14 before correcting back to $1300 on Tuesday, April 15. Still, it's encouraging to see gold remain slightly above $1300 after starting the year at $1200. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrials are down over 2% and the once-glamorous NASDAQ tech stock index fell 5% in the last week. Gold rose Friday on high producer price inflation and then got a boost Monday on a revival of violence in Ukraine, but consumer price inflation (released Tuesday) was "tame," so gold retreated, despite continuing tensions in the Ukraine.