Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1999 Wide "Am" Or Not?

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 6 / Views: 186Next Topic  
New Member
United States
33 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  4:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add epazk77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Would this 1999 penny be considered a wide "AM"?



Valued Member
United States
464 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would say yes!! Let's see a close-up of the FG.
Valued Member
United States
464 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The US Mint produced two major varieties of the 1999 Lincoln Memorial cent (Penny). The most common variety for the Philadelphia-minted 1999 is the close "AM" variety. Although the one shown above is the rarer wide "AM" variety for this year and mint.

In the word "AMERICA" on the reverse of the coin: The close "AM" meant that the letters "A" and "M" were very close and almost touching while the wide "AM" had the two letters separated much more. In Addition: The initials "FG" was closer to the Lincoln Memorial Building on the wide "AM" variety and it was further away on the close "AM" variety. The difference between the close "AM" and wide "AM" varieties are shown in the example image below. Click the image to enlarge:


New Member
United States
33 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add epazk77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a close-up of the FG. Seems to be the Close "AM" type? Thoughts?

Valued Member
United States
464 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  6:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmmm, can't tell now. The AM looks wide but the FG looks far away!
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
47399 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  6:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The OP's coin is a normal close AM. It is not the distance between the AM that makes the difference on the wide/close AM's. It is the location of the 'M'.

The 'M' is centered on the wide AM. On the Close AM, the 'M' is to the left. The first image shows an off center 'M', so it is not a wide AM.

The RDV-007 was the current die that was supposed to be used at that time, but they used the from design (RDV-006) for the business strike. The same thing happened on the 1998 and 1999 proof cents. They should have been the RDV-006 dies, but they created the RDV-007 design by mistake:


They should have been the RDV-006 Wide AM design.
On the 1993 designs, they are all three mints using the close AM, even on the proofs. But starting again in 1994, they proof dies should have been RDV-006 'Wide AMs' going until 2008.
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
Edited by coop
11/21/2020 6:49 pm
Valued Member
United States
464 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2020  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, the M has to be centered. Thanks!
  Previous TopicReplies: 6 / Views: 186Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.



Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 1.23 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05