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Wide AM LMC?


Hello, I have 1999 LMC ontop of eachother but the one on the bottom of the pic looks like a wide AM . But when I look at the FG intials they look the same distance from the memorial as eachother? Any input welcome thankyou Alun

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    Both of those appear to be close AM, best to show the whole reverse though.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why not post both sides of both coins?

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    MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,762 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both of these are close AM. What are the dates?

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    hbarbeehbarbee Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    In 1999, some Reverse Hub Design #6 dies intended for proof issues were used on business issues instead of Reverse Hub Design #7 that was supposed to be used. The attached images show the 3 diagnostics for #6 versus #7. It is easy to tell them apart, but you need to take all 3 into consideration together.

    This info comes from the book 'The Authoritative Reference On Lincoln Cents' by Wexler and Flynn.

    EP.jpg 238.8K
    AM.jpg 214.7K
    FG.jpg 230.8K
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    Thanks everyone for your feed back especially hbarbee for all that in put! It's good to see that there are genuine pationate people on here

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    FrazFraz Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 19, 2023 7:52AM


    Both are close. I’m done contorting myself over those gaps.

    Edit: I added the text

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will add one more vote for both being close AM... the tarnish/discoloration may be adding to the perception of 'wide'. Cheers, RickO

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