2000 Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Cents : Wide AM

Copper Plated Zinc Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Frank Gasparro
Metal Composition: 97.5% Zinc - 2.5% Copper after 1982

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
2000 Wide AM Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny
The US Mint produced two major varieties of the 2000 Lincoln Memorial Cent (Penny). The most common variety for 2000 is the close "AM" variety. Although the one shown above is the rarer wide "AM" variety for this year.

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:

Wide AM vs Close AM  on Reverse of Lincoln Memorial Cent (Penny) - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
-------$20-

The 2000 Lincoln Memorial Penny (Wide AM Variety) is worth $20 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0159





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