1988 lincoln penny wam FG

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Willysilver, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    I really think I found one 1988 wide am with the with the reverse FG for the 1989 please confirm thank you this penny is in red or red Brown maybe 20180303_012542.jpg Screenshot_2018-03-03-01-24-52.png

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    All 1988 Business Strike Cents are supposed to have a Wide AM
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  4. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Im confused a wide am on an 88 with the reverse f g of a 89 is supposed to be a error coin correct
  5. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    incorrect, wide AM is normal on all 1959-1992 cents....your coin looks like it either took a hit or its plating blisters, as the top curve of the "G" lines up with the upright bar.....
    88-89 centt.jpg
  6. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Wide Am is normal like @ken454 said. I think you may have been looking at lincentresources photo and I'm not sure why they would put the wide am on the top of the pic. 005-006_1_.jpg
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  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Willy, remember from your other post about this same coin?...that you needed a clean, clear close-up of the designers initials?...that you needed to get a usb microscope because your phone cam wasn't getting the job done?...that you were advised to use a loupe for better accuracy but that you can't take pictures with one?

    If it took a hit or has a plating blister issue, as ken454 showed you, then it isn't a Reverse of '89.
    A close-up would tell everyone.

    The Cherrypickers Guide also uses the "Wide AM" terminology incorrectly and confusingly for this coin. Ken454 was correct, all Lincoln Memorial Cents (LMC) 1959 to 1992 have a wide am reverse, there is no reason for the CPG to use the term "Wide AM" but they do.

    But in Dec. 1988, or so, the mint ran out of the old design reverse working dies and some anonymous mint employee goober grabbed a new design working die to finish off a run.

    Thus, the 1988 Reverse of '89 was created. This is not an error. It is called a variety.

    I hope this clears up any remaining confusion you had. Please provide the forum with a in-focus close-up of the designers initials and we can all find out. There are other markers used, but the FG distinctions are easiest for me.

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  8. Willysilver

    Willysilver HEADS UP

    Thank u so much
  9. Amanda N. Davidson

    Amanda N. Davidson New Member

    I have a odd one I would Like to share and also see what everyone's feed back would be.. Not sure How to Add a Photo :(
  10. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    just start a new thread amanda an add pic by cliking "upload file", an welcome to CT
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