Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by EricAug, Feb 10, 2010.
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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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.
I went through most of my coins and I thought this one stood out.
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!
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.
All 1990 coils are wide then Hard to tell when you only have one
Thanks for the help
http://www.lincolncentresource.com/wideams.html Try this...
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 ?
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)
Yes, a very few proofs were coined with the close AM die....they are extremely rare.
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