1988 wide AM

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Tim Jundt, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Tim Jundt

    Tim Jundt New Member

    I think I may have found a bu red 1988 wide am cent. Looked at PCGS and they have a pop. Of 1 at ms 65. I can't find a blemish on it. Opinions? 20191214_163834.jpg 20191214_163819.jpg
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  3. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

  4. Tim Jundt

    Tim Jundt New Member

    Look at PCGS website. Yes they have graded a few.
  5. Tim Jundt

    Tim Jundt New Member

  6. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    All 88s are wide am.
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  7. Tim Jundt

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks nice but I don't see it as anything real special.
  9. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    We need a image of the designers signature, on the reverse ( FG ) ..
  10. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    Well, where'd you find it? At most, UNC details.
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Silly to put Wide AM either on the label or the website, since they are all Wide AM.
    Now if you found a 1988 Close AM then you have something.
    If you like it, put it in a 2x2 and save it.
    I think you have to be at MS 67 or 68 for a zinc cent to be anything.
    Maybe this is an MS 64 hard to tell with these photos. I'd go a nickel.
  12. The_Coin_Hunter

    The_Coin_Hunter New Member

    Just started getting into The Modern Rare/ Error coin hunting.. man... there's like no way I can pass a penny on the street now without at least checking it out.. on and off topic.. I have seen many articles concerning the 1982 and or 1992 "CLOSE AM" Lincoln Cents.. But I believe I have found a 1995 "Close AM" although I can find nothing on the internet about such a coin existing??.. opinions or which direction to send me would be greatly appreciated . thanks in advance
  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    Start a new thread and post it.
  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Lincoln Cent Resource says that all 1994-1997 should have Wide AM reverses.
    I am not doubting your coin, but if even 1 die had a Close AM that makes hundreds of thousands of Close AM 1995's and it would have been discovered long before now.
    Photo is nec.
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Please start a new thread with photos of both sides.
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  16. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I've explained this before.

    The rare 1988 is the 1988 with the rev of 89. The main difference is in the designers initials. The problem is that when PCGS slabs an 88 rev of 89 they put WIDE AM on the label. This makes people think that if they have a 1988 cent with a Wide AM they have the rare coin. The problem is that BOTH 1988 and 1989 have Wide AM's. In fact as has been mentioned ALL cents before 1992 have Wide AM's. The whole problem is caused by PCGS putting something on the label that shouldn't be there.
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