These historic silver coins symbolize the service and sacrifice of Medal of Honor Heroes. We are honored to present them to any Medal of Honor recipients who come by to see us.
Beaumont, Texas (PRWEB) April 01, 2012
Michael R. Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (http://www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, has announced that Medal of Honor recipients attending the upcoming National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits (http://www.NRA.org) in St. Louis, April 13 - 15, 2012, can receive a free Medal of Honor commemorative silver dollar.
"These historic silver coins struck by the United States Mint last year symbolize the service and sacrifice of Medal of Honor heroes, and were produced in limited quantity. We happily will give one to any Medal of Honor recipients who come to our NRA exhibit booth," said Fuljenz.
Even if you are not a medal recipient, the first 100 people visiting the Universal Coin & Bullion booth (#1305) each day at the NRA convention can receive a complimentary copy of a compelling 30-minute "Heroes of America" DVD about the Medal of Honor. The video includes comments by NBC Nightly News anchor and Managing Editor, Brian Williams, a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors.
"The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation salutes Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion for all they do to support our men and women in uniform," said Nicholas B. Kehoe, President of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General.
One lucky visitor to the booth will also win a handcrafted Centennial Edition Nighthawk Custom 1911 pistol with two, rare 1911-dated U.S. gold coins in the grips, compliments of Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion. The special pistol with the gold pieces is one of only six made.
Fuljenz will also be a featured speaker at the NRA's Freedom First financial seminars at 11 am on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14. Known as "America's Gold Expert," Michael R. Fuljenz is a nationally-known rare coins and precious metals expert. He is an award-winning numismatic author of books and newsletters, a frequent interview guest on radio and TV news and personal finance programs, and a community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.
The Medal of Honor was established by Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in December 1861. Former President George W. Bush described it as "the nation's highest military distinction and the greatest award for bravery a President can bestow."
In the 150 years since its creation, less than 3,500 members of the U.S. Armed Forces have received the award for distinguishing themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty.
The front of each Medal of Honor commemorative silver dollar depicts Army, Navy and Air Force Medals of Honor and the inscriptions: LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, 1861 - 2011 and MEDAL OF HONOR. The reverse side portrays a contemporary infantry soldier carrying a wounded comrade to safety under enemy fire and the inscriptions: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE DOLLAR and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Medal of Honor coins can be purchased from Universal Coin & Bullion online at http://www.UniversalCoin.com or by calling (800) 877-3273. A portion of the proceeds of all sales goes to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Founded in 1994, Universal Coin & Bullion is a national leader in gold, rare coins and numismatic education, and is the official bullion and rare coin dealer of the National Rifle Association (http://www.nra.org).
For additional information, contact Universal Coin & Bullion at (800) 459-2646 or visit online at http://www.UniversalCoin.com.