Wide/close AM's on state quarters

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  1. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Why are there some State quarters with wide AM's and some with close AM's? One is very wide AM 1999 Delaware quarter. One is a medium wide 2015 Homestead Nebraska quarter and one is a close AM 2000 Maryland state quarter. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  3. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    there is no such thing as a wide close am in Quarters Sheila or in any other denomination other than Lincoln cents, 1992 close am, 1998,1999,2000 wide am are the ones to look for.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball Cannot Re-Member

    Sheila, "Wide AM" and "Close AM" only applies to Lincoln cents. Note: 2015 is not a State Quarter. It is an ATB (Parks Quarter).

  5. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Ok. They just look that way to me I guess. Thank you for correcting me.
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  6. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Great thanks, good to know.
  7. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    no problem, I started seriously getting in to coin collecting because of the wide am's, I have found more than 10 98's 5 or 6 99's and only one 2000, strange I have only found 1 2000 and so many 99's because the 99 is suppose to be the rarest lol. My personal Holy Grail is the 92 close am. But dont know if i'll ever find it as im slacking off cent roll searching cause no bank seems to ever have older rolls.
  8. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Yeah my bank people hate what I do. Some of them get mad when I ask to buy a box of pennies. Lol, I really don't care because I bank with them and they take their monthly fee out of my account.
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  9. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    I want the 92 close also. I have 9 98's 2 2000's and one 99.
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  10. eric6794

    eric6794 Well-Known Member

    take them a few batches of brownies, I have done that in past they love to see me come in now and even ask how it went.
  11. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Lol. Maybe I will.
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    There was a post not to long back about dime close am and wide. I spent about 2 hrs looking at photos on the internet.
    Seemed to me that Die state is what affected the spacing.
  13. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Interesting. I would have never guessed a dime would look Like a wide of close. I have never thought to look. I just noticed some quarters have different spacing in the AM.
  14. Larry Salemme

    Larry Salemme Active Member

    I am the one that posted dime here is a pic, thanks for sharing your quarter

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  15. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Cool. I never would've thought to look like I said before.
  16. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    Why don't you keep track of the dates (wide or close). There were different reverse types used in this series. So far: A, B, and C. It's a good bet that's what you are seeing. Otherwise, you may have discovered a minor change in the hubs that you could name: Reverse As...s for Sheila. And before some clown does it: Bs

    Look on the Internet for information. Also, keep looking, don't get discouraged...that's how new discoveries SUCH AS WIDE AND CLOSE "AM" CENTS were discovered.:)
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  17. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Thank you!
  18. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    You are welcome. Let me know if there is a pattern to the dates you find because now I'm interested :) too and will look in one of my Washington Quarter books.

    So far, all I remember is Proofs have reverse B, Pre 1964 have A, and after that they are C's. There are some combinations in the middle. I'm sure a member will add to this before Monday.
  19. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Now, this is what I have found in my collection of quarters that I have.

    Mints: P- Philadelphia D- Denver

    C- close M-medium W- wide

    Here is what I have found:

    All drummer boy and eagle quarters are all close AM's

    All WIDE AM's:

    1999 Pennsylvania P

    2005 West Virginia P

    1999 New Jersey P

    1999 Delaware D

    1999 Connecticut P

    These are mixed:

    1999 Connecticut- M P

    2001 Kentucky- C D
    2001 Kentucky- M P

    2006 Nevada- C P
    2013 Nevada- M D

    2013 Maryland- M P
    2000 Maryland- M P
    2000 Maryland- M D

    2015 North Carolina- M P

    2000 Massachusetts- M P
    2000 Massachusetts- M D

    2000 Virginia- C P

    2000 New Hampshire- C P

    2000 South Carolina- C P
    2000 South Carolina- C D

    1999 Georgia- M P

    2007 Washington- M P

    2001 New York- C P

    2004 Iowa- M P

    2004 Michigan- M P

    2007 Idaho- C D

    2004 Wisconsin- C D
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  20. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    OK, your are now a true numismatist rather than a casual collector or hoarder:D

    Very interesting stuff. I don't know of anyone looking for "types" on these coins. Since "America" is on the obverse of these quarters, I should think that there was only one Master Hub (the basic tool with the design to make the master dies). Your research seems to imply that is not the case.

    The A,B, and C reverse coins I referred to earlier are the old type w/eagle. I'll look at some of my change and pehaps others will also.
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  21. Sheila Ruley

    Sheila Ruley The short blonde girl

    Cool! I will continue to work on this as I get quarters.
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