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Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Rotated Reverse Sets

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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

The Top 25 Rotated Reverse varieties input form can be downloaded at the following link; Microsoft Excel Form.  Please email your completed input forms to or and I will do my best to quickly post your set or recent updates! Participants are encourage to provide links to online image posting website like


Liberty Seated Dimes - Top 25 Rotated Reverse Sets

Excel Submission Form


% Completion

 Set Weighted Grade
Set Rating




The Gerry Fortin Collection




June 10, 2014
The Dale Miller Collection




July 27, 2015



% Completion: Number of coin entries divided by total entries required to complete a set; for Top 25 Rotated Reverses Set, then 25 entries are required for a 100% completion.

Set Weighted Grade: The grade of each coin is multiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of the "rarity factors" for those coin entries in the set.

Set Rating: The grade of each coin is mutiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of all "rarity factors" for a completed set.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each Top 25 Rotated Reverses is based on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being the most common while 10 being the most challenging.


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