Tick the box for quality.
We follow a very simple rule when it comes to 1930 Pennies. We only consider coins that are visually very attractive and have no obvious defects from their time in circulation.
The reason is simply that 1930 Pennies were used, with the majority very well used, before collectors realised they even existed. Which means that most of the 1930 Pennies had been handled, mishandled, dropped, scratched or rattled around in change.
The very reason why we reject more 1930 Pennies than we accept.
The simple point - of acquiring a 1930 Penny that looks 'good' - really counts when, further down the track, it comes time for you to sell and realise on your investment.
This coin follows our prime rule of acquiring a visually attractive 1930 Penny, as the photographs reveal.
The obverse shows the first and into the second side of the central diamond and six plump pearls. Sounds technical? Probably it does but it is these facts that indicate the level of circulation that this coin has sustained.
The reverse is graded higher again at Very Fine and is very impressive with strong upper and lower scrolls, well defined inner beading and very nice edges.
Both obverse and reverse have minimal marks in the fields and handsome toning.
This is a coin that you will be proud to show your family and friends. And is guaranteed to attract positive comments in return.
Tick the box for price.
The average grade 1930 Penny comes with a quality level of Fine to Good Fine on the obverse.
And let's be clear, we have no issue with average 1930 Pennies because they are affordable.
We are fussy with all our coins, so we are always looking for 1930 Pennies that have a bit extra. Coins that while they have circulated, have a higher quality Very Fine reverse.
WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THEY ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND.
We were genuinely excited when we saw two 1930 Pennies were coming up for auction in Sydney in November. Until we checked. We had rejected both coins when they were offered in July. They were unsold lots from the July auction that were simply being re-offered.
In our view quality Fine to Good Fine 1930 Pennies that have a Very Fine reverse are genuinely scarce on the ground. It won't be long before they start to command $30,000-plus.
This coin has everything a collector would want in a 1930 Penny. All the technical details - pearls, upper and lower scrolls, moustache, inner beading - and none of the defects, such as scratches and gouges, that we see in most circulated coins.
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