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.
  4. EricAug

    EricAug Junior Member

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

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