This good Very Fine 1930 Penny has
And while all of the above details may seem very technical … it is the complete and strong central diamond, the complete lower band and the ‘smudging’ of the seventh and eighth pearl that places this coin in a league of its own and justifies the supreme quality level of Good Very Fine.
This coin is easily in the top 3 per cent of known surviving examples. See pie chart below.
Our experiences attest to the scarcity of a 1930 Penny at this quality level. We have been involved in the industry for more than forty five years and this is the fourth only good Very Fine ‘1930’ that we have handled.
The accidental minting of the 1930 Penny was not discovered until the 1940s. That the 1930 Penny underwent at least a decade of circulation before it was discovered means that most of the surviving examples are well circulated, with edge bumps and field marks. The pie chart below clearly shows the extreme scarcity of 1930 Pennies in a quality level of Good Very Fine or better.
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