Hey Guys.. I found this cent tonight.. is this a 1998 wide A.M. it looks like it. The spacing is much more even than the other versions I've seen where the AM are close together. Is this any premium on those cents.. I believe they are trickier to find. Thanks
Since you have the coin in hand, you should also compare the FG initials next to the lincoln memorial. On the wide AM, the FG will be closer to the memorial, and in the normal coins, the FG will be a little farther away. check that out. but based off of the AMERICA, looks like you got one.
Oldest Coins Found in Circulation: Cent: 1907 Indian (roll) Nickel: 1916 Buffalo (roll) Dime: 1926 Mercury (roll) Quarter: 1941 Washington (bank tray) Half: 1946 Walking Liberty (bank tray) Dollar: 1971 Ike (bank tray)
The nice thing about 1998 cents is that they tend to be plentiful if you're roll searching. I actually keep a 1998 with a regular reverse as a 'reference/comparison' coin. Once you place the suspected wide A.M. and the normal reverse side-by-side, the difference (if there is one) becomes even that much more evident.
Hey Guys! Thanks so much for your thoughts on the cent! :) I've also attached the initials as one of the posters requested.. the photo is a tiny bit blurry.. still gotta figure out the best way to take pics & scan these.
It was funny I've been looking for one of these for a while and picked up $4 in CWR.. and actually found 2 of these in the 8 rolls. This one was a lot cleaner though.