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The 1831 Half cent has been removed from the Set Registry

It's about time. Most all EAC guys believe there is no such coin as a mint state 1831 Half Cent.
PCGS has finally removed it from the Set Registry.
I believe all 1831 Half cents were made as Proofs.
What do you think ?

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't know. PCGS has certified 19 Original 1831 Half Cents, 8 in Mint State (all 58 and under), and 11 in Proof (2 in 58 and under). Thus the total for 1831 is 19 graded Originals of which 10 (or 53%) are 58 and under. This seems like a very high rate of attrition compared with Original Half Cents for 1836, 1840 to 1848, and 1849 Small Date. The numbers for those:
    1836 - - 31 graded, 3 58 & under
    1840 - - 15 graded, 3 58 & under
    1841 - - 44 graded, 7 58 & under
    1842 - - 8 graded, 1 58 & under
    1843 - - 24 graded, 1 58 and under
    1844 - - 14 graded, 2 58 & under
    1845 - - 10 graded, 0 58 & under
    1846 - - 12 graded, 0 58 & under
    1847 - - 12 graded, 1 58 & under
    1848 - - 15 graded, 1 58 & under
    1849 Small Date - - 8 graded, 0 58 & under
    Total 1836 - 1849 Small Date - - 193 graded, 19 58 & under (10%)

    So I am wondering why only 10% of the graded 1836 - 1849 Small Date Original Half Cents are grade 58 & under, compared with 53% of the 1831 Original Half Cents. Is there any reason anyone can think of as to why this would be the case?

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    BochimanBochiman Posts: 25,293 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 11, 2017 9:58PM

    I see it as great news, and I tried to get it changed a few years ago, but was told that they had a discussion, after my request, and kept it in because no one wanted to be conclusive that they were all proofs.

    I'm glad it is out....now, they need to ALSO REMOVE it from the 1/2c everyman's set....

    I've been told I tolerate fools poorly...that may explain things if I have a problem with you. Current ebay items - Nothing at the moment

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