1930 Penny

1930 Penny good Fine - about Very Fine rev September 2017
1930 Penny good Fine - about Very Fine obv September 2017
1930 Penny
1930 Penny
Sold January 2018
Good Fine / Nearly Very Fine
The 1930 Penny is legendary and its star status has made it one of Australia's most valuable rare coins. The prime rule in selecting a 1930 Penny is to pick a coin that is visually very attractive. Acquire a piece that you would be proud to show your family and friends, one that has an heirloom feel about it. The 1930 Penny that we have for sale fits that profile in every respect and is as per the photographs above and at right.
1930 Penny good Fine - about Very Fine obv September 2017
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The aesthetics, how the 1930 Penny looks to the naked eye, is an important part of the selection process.

The reason is simply that the 1930 Penny was minted by accident and no one knew of its existence until at least ten years after it was issued.

Which means that the coins were used, with the majority well used, before collectors discovered its very being, enduring the rigours of being handled, mishandled, dropped, scratched and rattling around in change.

Which is why Coinworks applies strict protocols in the selection of 1930 Pennies to offer our clients.

We reject coins that have massive edge knocks or gouges. And we don't like coins that have significant scratches. Which is why we always suggest you buy a 1930 Penny" that you would be proud to show your family and friends" 

This particular 1930 Penny fits that profile in every respect.


The technical details of this coins are as follows:

  • The obverse is graded 'Good Fine' with a partial central diamond and six pearls in the crown.
  • The reverse is graded higher again at 'Nearly Very Fine' and has strong upper and lower scrolls and well defined inner beading.

Handsome chestnut toning, minimal marks in the fields, a strong ‘1930’ date, this coin will make owning an example of Australia’s most famous copper rarity a reality for just one buyer.

It is a truly attractive example of Australia’s most famous copper rarity and must have become a prized collectable very soon into its life for it shows minimal effects of having been used.

This 1930 Penny will be presented in a handsome black presentation case, with accompanying photographs and Certificate of Authenticity.


PO Box 1060 Hawksburn Victoria Australia 3142

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