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Wide Am

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:25 pm
by joe.vence
Hello people my nam is Joe an I have a 1996 Lincoln penny with a with AM i need to know am i seeing this error coins correctly ?

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:54 pm
by Paul
:welcome:

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:51 pm
by Daniel
It's not a Wide AM and you must check the design initials as well.

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:37 am
by joe.vence
It looks like a wide Am to me

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:35 pm
by Daniel
It's not a Wide AM and you need to compare design initials at the spacing of the letter in States. You need to get a Wide AM in hand so you can see what they really look like.

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:54 am
by bigphish68
not a wide am. I use this image as a reference myself.
Wide AM vs Close AM.jpeg
Wide AM vs Close AM.jpeg (11.44 KiB) Viewed 358 times

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:05 am
by PetesPockets55
EDIT: Joe, Welcome!! Glad you're here and hope you have more to share.
( I forgot to welcome you to the site on my initial post.)


Initials are the definitive way to tell when there is a question on the AM. Sometimes plating blisters and other things can affect the visual perception of the spacing.

In your image, the spacing on each side of the M is not equal, so this is a Close AM. Just another fairly quick way to confirm which it is.

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:09 am
by joe.vence
Here a wide Am coin any my coin no different

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:37 pm
by Daniel
The coin you posted isn't a wide AM.

Re: Wide Am

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:06 pm
by molikotigo
Sometimes plating blisters and other things can affect the visual perception of the spacing.