Possibly a 1999 wide "AM" penny?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by GARY R COYIER, Jul 9, 2020.


    GARY R COYIER Active Member

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It's a worn die strike. Hard to see the last number.
    And it would be AM not Am. Capital M.
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    GARY R COYIER Active Member

    Grease filled die, but can anyone see a number in the date?
  5. GH#75

    GH#75 Well-Known Member

    Could it be 1991? That's what I think it looks like. But either way, it's a really nice greaser.

    GARY R COYIER Active Member

    It could be a 1 or maybe a 4... wishing it was a 9, but wishing doesn't make it so. LOL. Thought maybe someone here on CT could see something I am not.
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I sure can't tell what the last number is. Maybe try doing a pencil rub lightly on the date to see what comes up?
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  8. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile


    It's a 1991, ODV-036. The 1991 cents were minted with this design variety apparent by the protrusion and defined bowtie. In 1992, the bowtie was revised further to a less defined fold and the adam's apple not as defined. 1993-1999, the throat and bowtie are flattened.
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a wide AM but that is a nice greaser.
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    GARY R COYIER Active Member

    Wow! Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed answer.
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  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Was ODV-036 used in 1990? because that's the date I'm seeing.
  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    If if you could prove it was a 4 (it isn't) that would be amazing because there are no 1994 WAM cents known or even reported.

    GARY R COYIER Active Member

    Never said if it was a 4 or that it would be a WAM. Just was replying to another member when they thought it was a 1,(and I said, "or maybe a 4") I said if it was a 9, (wishing) it could be a WAM. Seems like some members on CT just like to correct other members posts to make themselves look more impressive. A lot of people who post in error coins seems to be "newbies" to coin collecting like myself. I have made wrong statements and appreciate the knowledge from those with more expertise. (NPCoin) I don't believe you were trying share with me your knowledge, but to "knock down , to build yourself up". If that was not your intent, but to teach, I apologize.
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

  15. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Looks like a one to me.
  16. NPCoin

    NPCoin Resident Imbecile

    As with 1991, 1990 was a single year design variety. According to James Wiles' Variety Vista, the only significant change from ODV-034 to ODV-035 (1990) was the "strengthened upper beard detail".

    Here is a comparative between the two years:
    ODV-037 is also a single year for 1992 which has a more flattened bottom of the bowtie, but still with a little curve on the bottom depicting the folds at the end, ODV-038, which was used from 1993-1996, flattens the bowtie and neck area even further into more "straight" lines.
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