About 1998-S Close AM RD DCAM Lincoln Cents - Memorial Reverse (Proof)
The 1998-S Close AM proof Lincoln cent was accidentally struck with a business-strike die, which at that time ordinarily exhibited the letters A and M of the word AMERICA virtually touching each other at their bases. Fewer than 100 examples of this variety are known, and due to scarce supplies and high demand, examples easily command hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars. A similar error was created the following year, when some 1999-S proof cents were produced using a 1999 business-strike reverse die.
|Denom:||1c / Cent|
|Mint Location:||San Francisco|
|Coinage Type:||Lincoln obverse, Memorial reverse|
|Variety 2:||Close AM|
|Designer:||Victor Brenner (obverse); Frank Gasparro (reverse)|
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