The rarity and significance of the 1930 Penny touches all of its owners. We speak from experience. We have seen it first hand with our clients, the sheer excitement of acquiring Australia’s famous copper rarity. You can hear it in their voice. You can see it in their face.
We are regularly searching out 1930 Pennies to satisfy buying enquiries, both from private buyers and auction houses. The difficulty here is that the majority of coins that we see do not meet our quality criteria.
That the 1930 Penny underwent at least a decade of circulation before it was discovered means that most of the surviving examples are knocked around, with obvious defects such as edge bumps and gouges.
We look for 1930 Pennies that are evenly toned and have minimal marks in the field. We reject those coins that have unsightly gouges or harsh edge knocks. 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 coin has passed our scrutiny with flying colours.
Yes it has circulated. That it has a good Fine quality attribution tells you that it has circulated. (Six clear pearls and partial central diamond)
But take a close look at the reverse. It is graded at nearly Very Fine and shows minimal effects of circulation. It is evenly toned and is a beauty!
This is a quality 1930 Penny, one that you would be proud to show your friends.