Can someone please help me out here? Is this a wide AM?

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  1. Michael Hickman

    Michael Hickman New Member

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  3. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    looks to have a close "fg", going by third pic, so yes to wide AM.....
     
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap B-Tard

    Sure looks like it
     
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  5. Idries Pappas

    Idries Pappas US Coin and Stamp Collector

    It sure looks like it to me.

    I have made two cropped and enhanced images from one of your photos.

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    The FG is close to Lincoln memorial, and the A and M are wide.


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  6. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  7. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    You are now the proud owner of a 1998 WAM cent.
     
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  8. Michael Hickman

    Michael Hickman New Member

    Ok thank you all I appreciate your time
     
  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Well-Known Member

    Congrats on finding a WAM!
     
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  10. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to Cointalk
    It appears to be a WAM I still haven't ever found one in the wild. (Congrats)
    Dave
     
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  11. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Did someone say Morgan Dollars?

  12. Michael Hickman

    Michael Hickman New Member

    Thanks
     
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  14. Dillan

    Dillan The sky is the limit ! Supporter

    Great Find!! Welcome to Coin Talk. Keep them coming ! Dillan
     
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  15. Cochisz

    Cochisz Chief coin collector

    Great find, wonder how many are still out there?
     
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  16. JeffC

    JeffC Member

    Wow, this is why I wish I had more time to read more threads from CoinTalk in my daily email. I've never even heard of or knew about Wide AMs. So, out of curiosity, I went to check my Littleton Memorial Cent album (collected from loose change at Walmart), and my 1998 might be a WAM? But the FG doesn't seem really close to the Memorial as mentioned by Idries Pappas. See photos.

    Two questions:
    1. Does it have to meet both conditions to be a WAM?
    2. Is the WAM feature unique to 1998, or does it apply to other years as well?

    Thanks.
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  17. *coins

    *coins Well-Known Member

    That looks like a WAM to me based on the photos Idries provided.
     
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  18. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    Yours looks like a WAM here's a pic to help you in the future also 98 99 2000.
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    Dave
     
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  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Yeah that a WAM. also can find 98 99 2000 Wam's. Now if you find a 92 or 92d CAM (closed A M) thats the gold mine
     
  20. JeffC

    JeffC Member

    I'll add that '92 CAM to my things to look out for! Thanks.
     
  21. JeffC

    JeffC Member

    Thank you for the references Dave.
     
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