The 1930 Penny is a national icon and its star status has made it one of Australia’s most valuable coins. What’s most interesting is that the 1930 Penny stumbled into fame.
Officially the 1930 Penny was never struck and a review of minting records at the Melbourne Mint confirms that no pennies were struck for circulation in that year. The mint does however have a record of the six Proof 1930 Pennies that were struck as museum pieces.
The suspected mintage of the 1930 Penny is 1500 to 2000.
The 1930 Penny is still to this day the glamour coin of the numismatics industry and is unrivalled for popularity, enjoying a constant stream of demand unmatched by any other numismatic rarity.