What does WAM Mean?

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WAM is short for Wide AM.

Wide AM and close AM are varieties of 1998, 1999, and 2000 Lincoln cents. It refers to the distance between the A and the M in America on the reverse of the coin. See the photo below, the wide AM is on the top and the close AM is on the bottom.

  Lincoln Cent Wide AM and Close AM Comparison
Lincoln Cent Wide AM and Close AM Comparison
Image Courtesy of NGC

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