Acquiring a 1930 Penny is for many Australians a lifetime’s ambition. A symbol of the Depression, it is the nation’s most famous rare coin and a national icon.
Officially, however, the 1930 Penny does not exist. Records at the Melbourne Mint indicate that while 638,000 halfpennies were struck for circulation in that year, no pennies were issued. Production was zero.
The unintended minting of the 1930 Penny was not discovered until the 1940s.
That the coins underwent at least a decade of circulation before they were discovered means that most of the surviving examples are knocked around, with obvious defects such as edge bumps and gouges.
And that’s where Coinworks comes in.
We do the hard work for our clients in searching out only those 1930 Pennies that we believe offer value for money. We reject those that are compromised by defects.
We insist that the coins we offer our clients be nicely toned and that they have minimal marks in the fields. Edge knocks, unsightly gouges, are out as far as we are concerned.
The coins have to be extremely attractive to look at even though they have circulated for in our opinion coins of this ilk have the greatest investment potential.
This 1930 Penny passed our test with flying colours. The coin has superb edges, minimal marks in the fields and is beautifully toned. It has survived its years in circulation relatively unscathed and is a beauty!
This is a 1930 Penny that you would be proud to show your family and friends.