I agree that the rims should not count. Does everyone agree that the silver in the rims should not count? If this is the case then all that has to be done is knocking out the center and weighing them. I have two questions.
1) are all the centers the same size and weight from set to set? I know from scrapping in the past that not all of the centers were always the same exact weight for the same strike. As much as .08 ounces. Example (.60 and 0.68). It does add up.
2) If I remember correctly the mintage was supposed to be 1000. Any info on this? I remember somebody had some paperwork in one of his sets. I do not have this in any of mine.