1C 1998-S PR 69 DCAM RD PCGS Close AM
Superb Gem Deep CAMEO Proof. Bold cameo effect frosted devices. Glittering deeply reflective fields. PCGS has certified 27 coins at this level with none finer designated as Close AM. This coin minted at San Francisco in 1998 features a smaller than typical gap between the letters AM of AMERICA. This close proximity of lettering is known as 'Close AM.' First noticed on Philadelphia and Denver Cents in 1992 and later as well in 1999 San Francisco issues these varieties are noted as extremely rare. Making this variety rare is the fact that the close lettering was a specific die trait of business strike issues for Philadelphia and Denver.