Here are records of recent sales on eBay from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009.
1. ALL LOTS HAD BUYERS. IF THE COINS ACTUALLY CHANGED HANDS IS UNKNOWN.
2. A PICTURE ACCOMPANIED EACH LOT OR IT WAS NOT RECOGNIZED.
3. BLURRY PICTURES OR OTHER PROBLEMS ARE NOTATED UNDER “OBSERVATION”.
4. ITEMS MISLABELLED COMMANDED A SMALL PREMIUM.
5. SOME LOTS CHANGED HANDS MORE THAN ONCE.
6. ANY SCRATCHES, DENTS OR DEFECTS NOTATED WERE EITHER IN THE DESCRIPTION OR GRADING SERVICES’ HOLDERS.
7. AUCTION HOUSES THAT LISTED THESE ERRORS WERE IGNORED.
8. SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Most of the information I gather to complete the “Rotated Reverse” chart lacks information by the seller. I sometimes have to estimate the rotation percentage and the direction of clock position. Due to the limitation of time, I ignore quite a few listings. Questions to the seller are either never answered or ignored.
Half Cents, Large Cents and Two Cent pieces are common in all dates with some rotation. The premiums these command are very small. The collector may not pay a premium for rotations less than 45 degrees.
The 1914-D, 1922-D and 1924-D cent are easy to authenticate as the real ones all show a modest rotation. Many dated Buffalo nickels are rotated up to 45 degrees. The 1916-D and 1921-D dimes have this characteristic. Most collectors do not pay a premium for this error type unless they are rotated at least 45 degrees.
Morgan and Peace dollar “rotated reverses” are the most popular and command the most money. The greater the rotation, the more money is paid. But, there are some very questionable examples offered on eBay.
My recommendation to the collector of all these denominations: Purchase these only from reputable sellers, as there are quite a few put together and counterfeit coins. Ask questions! Buyer beware!!!