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  1. calcol liked DonnaML's post in the thread A Roman Republican coin WITHOUT an animal reverse.

    Not even a horse! I know nothing about boats -- it's probably been 15 years since I've even set foot on one (a whale watching trip off...

    Fonteius (Dioscuri-Galley) jpg version.jpg Roman Republic Denarius 119 BCE - Obv. Janus; Rev. Roma crowning trophy.jpg Jul 11, 2020 at 10:41 AM
  2. calcol liked MontCollector's post in the thread My first Top Pop coin..

    I don't usually buy graded world coins but I saw this for sale and had to pick it up as I am currently putting together a set of these....

    1902 2Centimes.jpg Jul 11, 2020 at 10:26 AM
  3. calcol replied to the thread The REAL Story of the Langbord 1933’s.

    The big, crucial difference between the Farouk coin and the Langbord coins was that Farouk's people secured an export license for that...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 10:39 AM
  4. calcol liked GoldFinger1969's post in the thread The REAL Story of the Langbord 1933’s.

    As their son Roy explained over on CU, they were honest people. They didn't KNOW any criminals to secretely sell the coins to. :D...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 10:12 PM
  5. calcol replied to the thread The REAL Story of the Langbord 1933’s.

    I remain astounded the Langbords didn't move those coins offshore soon after discovering them. Divvy them among at least three...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 8:09 PM
  6. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    Nope. It can't just reflect what it receives. How could it transmit the account info if that's all it did. Certainly the scanner...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 10:42 AM
  7. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    As I said in a follow-up post, the PCGS server remembers the random number it received with the ID number. If it sees it again, it will...

    Jul 8, 2020 at 10:16 PM
  8. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    Of course the card transmits if a "tap" is used. How else could the reader get the account info from it? The "tap" method, of...

    Jul 8, 2020 at 6:11 PM
  9. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    There are lots of wireless transponder options. There's no need to use one that can be read from feet away on a credit card ... and...

    Jul 8, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  10. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    For those worried about privacy, covering a technoslab with metal (foil, sheet, wire) will stop the wireless communication. And yes,...

    Jul 8, 2020 at 3:10 PM
  11. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    There are all kinds of wireless "chips". Yeah, the ones on credit cards need to be close. But there are ones that work meters away....

    Jul 8, 2020 at 3:10 AM
  12. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    No, there would not be just grade and cert. no. In fact those don't have to be there at all. There are a number of ways to do the...

    Jul 8, 2020 at 1:02 AM
  13. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    Assuming the TPGs do a good job with technoslabs, it will be a huge moneymaker because there will be lots of folks wanting their coins...

    Jul 7, 2020 at 7:09 PM
  14. calcol liked baseball21's post in the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    For all intensive purposes yes. The people with the tech ability to really do a complete shadow site compatible with their app that...

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:54 PM
  15. calcol replied to the thread Two counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS holders..

    I'm not familiar with the sophistication of the wireless responder available in newer PCGS slabs. It's certainly possible to put in a...

    Jul 6, 2020 at 10:18 PM