1992d close AM

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Uriel Sotelo, Sep 17, 2021.

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Is it closed enough

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  1. Uriel Sotelo

    Uriel Sotelo Member

    The first picture is the one closed AM the second one is the one I have Can it be considered a close AM 3rd picture is the Closed AM that was found the 4th is the one I have. The 5th pic is of a open AM
     

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  3. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    I'd like to share a trick I learned right here on CoinTalk. To determine whether it's a Close AM, there's no need to look too closely at the fonts. In fact, it's quicker to zoom out. If the "M" is centered between the "A" and the "E," it's not a Close AM.

    CLOSE AM: You'll notice this: AM E
    OTHERWISE: You'll see this: A M E

    Take a look at your first reference photo: You'll see that the "M" is much closer to the "A" than the "E."

    Then, in the second photo (your coin), the "M" is right in the middle between the "A" and "E." So it's not a CLOSE AM.

    It's a very quick way of finding out and you don't need magnification.
     
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I don't think yours qualifies as a close AM. Keep in mind, that often times, as a die wears, the lettering can get mushy and in this case may look closer than a normal coin.
     
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  5. Uriel Sotelo

    Uriel Sotelo Member

    I came across this one too it’s funny how the C looks
     

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  6. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    The C looks like a greaser to me! Either that or it's seriously worn!! IMHO!
     
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  7. Mannie gray

    Mannie gray Member

    Not even close (pun intended.)
     
  8. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

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