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Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Rotated Reverse Dies

I’ve been interested in rotated reverses longer than I’ve been interested in Seated dimes. Ever since my fellow collector friend Fred Pick sold me a beautiful 1854 large cent in XF with about 80 degrees rotation, I’ve collected rotated reverses across several denominations and time frames.

Unlike other variety types, such as repunched dates, shattered dies, or misplaced dates, rotated reverses are easy to detect on coins in hand, even without a loupe. They can be located at coin shows and coin shops. However, cherry-picking rotated reverses is difficult because their high visibility makes it likely that the rotated reverse will be identified prior to sale. Cherry-picking rotated reverses online is virtually impossible because of separate photography of the obverse and reverse, unless the coin is in some kind of holder.

Collecting seated dime rotated reverses offers a particularly interesting challenge since a good number of rotated reverse varieties are known, but many are very difficult to locate. This Top 25 Set is quite comprehensive in that 25 entries will cover most of the major known Liberty Seated dime rotated reverses.

This collecting challenge is not for people who need immediate gratification. Most of the varieties are rare and few of them are on the Top 100 and Ultimate Set lists already being collected. The Top 25 Rotated Reverses Set is probably a close second in difficulty to the Top 25 Cud Dies Set among Liberty Seated dime collecting challenges. It’s the kind of challenge that makes coin collecting a lifetime adventure for me.

- Dale Miller, January 2014 E-Gobrecht Article



Click Collection Name to view its composition. The Blank Collection is an empty version.

Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Dale Miller Collection 21.7 72% 32.2 6% January 17, 2017
The Tony Alberts Collection 4.0 32% 15.1 0% January 9, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 1.5 8% 20.7 0% December 27, 2016
The Tim Cook MD Collection 1.4 4% 63.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Gerry Fortin Collection 1.3 4% 58.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Blank Collection 0.0 0% 0.0 0% December 25, 2016
Collection Rating Complete Weighted Grade caccoin.com Last Updated
The Dale Miller Collection 21.7 72% 32.2 6% January 17, 2017
The Tony Alberts Collection 4.0 32% 15.1 0% January 9, 2017
The John Okerson Collection 1.5 8% 20.7 0% December 27, 2016
The Tim Cook MD Collection 1.4 4% 63.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Gerry Fortin Collection 1.3 4% 58.0 0% December 26, 2016
The Blank Collection 0.0 0% 0.0 0% December 25, 2016

Rating: The weighted average of all coin grades (i.e. aggregated sum of each coin grade + CAC premium multiplied by its rarity factor divided by the sum of all rarity factors). Missing coins are included and assigned a grade of 0. This metric is the basis for order rank.

Complete: The number of coin entries divided by the total number of coins in the Set.

Weighted Grade: The weighted average of all coin grades (see calculation above), but excluding any missing coins.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC (either green or gold sticker). Calculated as the number of CAC coins divided by the total number of entered coins.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each date/variety uses the Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a R1 weight being the most common while an R8 weight being the most difficult to locate. Rarity estimates are by Gerry Fortin as listed in the Definitive Resource for Liberty Seated Dime Variety Collectors webbook.