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The seated dollar registry weighting is flawed

One thing I noticed immediately when setting up my Seated Dollar registry set. How can this weighting system be so flawed. Am I mistaken somehow? Example- a ‘43 is a 5 weight and ‘61 a 2 weight?!?

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,107 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HolyCity
    What would you personally do to improve it?

    peacockcoins

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    HolyCityHolyCity Posts: 21 ✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    @HolyCity
    What would you personally do to improve it?

    I would start by weighting more challenging dates higher than less challenging dates.

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    humanssuckhumanssuck Posts: 317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In many cases the weightings are set to the rarity of the coins in mint state, not overall.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are several (or more) examples where the Weight is not agreed with by some users. But for what it is worth this is how pcgs indicates that they determine Weight.

    What are weights?
    Within a set, not all coins have the same value and rarity. Sets in the PCGS Set Registry are weighted on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the rarest coin and 1 being the most common. While it may be in true in some instances that a coin may be many times over 10 as rare as the most common coin in the set, the Registry keeps the scale simple so that all levels of collectors can compete.

    The Registry weighting is done by taking three things into account:

    The overall rarity of the coin, i.e. the rarity in all grades
    The rarity in the highest 2 or 3 grades
    The price (because this is an indication of demand and importance to collectors)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    HolyCityHolyCity Posts: 21 ✭✭✭

    Lilolme- thanks I saw that on the FAQ
    The number one factor is overall rarity

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    tradedollarnuttradedollarnut Posts: 20,147 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I helped create that. It was definitely weighted for uncirculated coins.

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