Wide AM?

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by EricAug, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. EricAug

    EricAug Junior Member

    This penny is from 1990. I am probably wrong, and also it is very dirty.

    I am new to coin collecting :)

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  3. Bluetip84

    Bluetip84 Likes Toned Coins

    I have been going through some pennies myself and cant wait for the very knowledgeable to chime in about this. From examples that i have seen it can be hard to tell.
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  4. EricAug

    EricAug Junior Member

    I went through most of my coins and I thought this one stood out.
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  5. jallengomez

    jallengomez Cessna 152 Jockey

    This is a wide AM, which was the normal reverse for this year. If you can find a '90 close AM you'll be in business!
  6. bobbeth87

    bobbeth87 Coin Collector

    The AM is wide through 1992 and close from 1993 forward. Finding a Wide AM for 98, 99, and 00 are very nice. A close 1992 is even better. Those are the errors you are looking for.

    Good luck!
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  7. EricAug

    EricAug Junior Member

    All 1990 coils are wide then :eek: Hard to tell when you only have one

    Thanks for the help :)
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    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

  9. kangayou

    kangayou Junior Member

    I am confsed

    2010 Redbook shows: 1998-S Close AM and 1999-S Close AM
    as valuable. So I guess these are exceptions to the rule quoted
    above because there were proofs involved ?

    Cheers !
  10. conpewter

    conpewter Junior Member

    Right, the 98-00 business strikes were supposed to have the close AM but some were struck with proof dies which gave us the wide AM cents which are worth a fair bit

    The proofs were supposed to have the wide AM, so if any were stamped with the close AM they'd be worth more, though I didn't know any were struck with the business strike die.

    San Fransisco (S mint) does only proofs (and does all proofs of normal coinage as far as I know)
  11. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    Yes, a very few proofs were coined with the close AM die....they are extremely rare.

  12. terry ball

    terry ball New Member

    iv got a 1990 penny&no mint mark but it has a wide am how much should i ask for it? thanks terry
  13. non_cents

    non_cents The Frisco Kid

    That sounds like a normal coin to me.
  14. BonnieSue

    BonnieSue The devil's in the Hair !!

    2000 wide AM, sorry about the condition it's the way I found it!! LOL terrible 2000 005.jpg terrible 2000 007.jpg
  15. BonnieSue

    BonnieSue The devil's in the Hair !!

  16. teachmind

    teachmind Active Member

    so its a proof coin when marked mint S? nice find Sue
  17. Snowman

    Snowman Senior Member

  18. SunriseCoins

    SunriseCoins Active Member

    I agree with all help given
  19. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Why do you think it's a nice find? It's a normal business strike coin.
    To answer Sue's question, you should ask one cent for it. That's all it's worth.
  20. teachmind

    teachmind Active Member

    sorry, I just thought the last one was a 2000 close AM. Can you answer my ? Please!
  21. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Yes a proof coin will have the S mint mark. Prior to 1973 though there are business strike coins from SF.
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