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1997 "Wide AM" Error Penny

 
 
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 Posted 03/15/2019  10:25 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this 1997 penny this morning on the sidewalk. Looks like a "wide am" to me. If I'm not mistaken.. all pennies made after 1992 were all suppose to be made close AM's.


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 Posted 03/15/2019  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could you please post a picture of the whole Obverse, there are other markers
to indicate whether it is a WAM or not.
Looks like your coin may have taken a hit opening the space between the A & M.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1997 Wide AM, highly unlikely as there has never been a business strike discovered. Would need to see obverse pics as well as a pic of the FG on the reverse.
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03/15/2019 11:52 am
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 Posted 03/15/2019  12:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add QuarterHoarder72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please post full pictures, as stated before. It most likely just took some damage making it look like a WAM.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  12:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks wide. Ill post the full pic of obverse once I get back home in a few.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tried to get the FG best as I could. But I took another angle shot of the AM and it seems there is a path between with the white residue around them. Hope this helps.

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 Posted 03/15/2019  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We need to see full pics of the obverse with the date. Your last pics shows to be a closed AM.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are obverse and reverse



Ive put up another 97 penny to compare the AM's and it seems this example of the AM are touching.

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 Posted 03/15/2019  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also the FG in the example 97 are much closer to the steps than the other.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They don't have to be touching to be a CAM, just not centered.
Yours is clearly a close AM. Just look at the A in States, it isn't
centered as a WAM should be.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PaulF01 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I understand. How much room needed for it to be a WAM?
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 Posted 03/15/2019  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jim0815 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All you have to really see to tell it's a wide am is the FG. Widths vary with die wear.
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03/15/2019 8:41 pm
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