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Wide Am

#1 Unread post by joe.vence » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:25 pm

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 ?
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Re: Wide Am

#2 Unread post by Paul » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:54 pm

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Re: Wide Am

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:51 pm

It's not a Wide AM and you must check the design initials as well.

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Re: Wide Am

#4 Unread post by joe.vence » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:37 am

It looks like a wide Am to me

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Re: Wide Am

#5 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:35 pm

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.

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Re: Wide Am

#6 Unread post by bigphish68 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:54 am

not a wide am. I use this image as a reference myself.
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Re: Wide Am

#7 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:05 am

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.

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Re: Wide Am

#8 Unread post by joe.vence » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:09 am

Here a wide Am coin any my coin no different

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Re: Wide Am

#9 Unread post by Daniel » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:37 pm

The coin you posted isn't a wide AM.

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Re: Wide Am

#10 Unread post by molikotigo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:06 pm

Sometimes plating blisters and other things can affect the visual perception of the spacing.

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