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.
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 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 passes our test with flying colours.