The 1930 Penny is legendary, and its star status has made it one of Australia's most valuable rare coins.
Because the dollars involved in acquiring a 1930 Penny are considerable, we offer one very basic (but important) tip for buyers to assist them in their decision-making process.
Select a 1930 Penny that is visually very attractive and has no obvious defects from its time in circulation.
Buyers should never forget that the aesthetics are an important part of the selection process.
Our insistence on the aesthetics simply relates to the point that collectors only discovered the existence of the 1930 Penny in the 1940s, a decade after they were released into circulation.
Which means that the coins were used, with the majority well used, before collectors discovered their very existence having endured the rigours of handling, mishandling, being dropped, scratched and rattling around in change.
Selecting a coin that is aesthetically pleasing really counts when, further down the track, it comes time for you to sell your coin and realise on your investment.
The 1930 Penny that we have for sale fits that profile in every respect and is as per the photographs shown above and at right.
The obverse of this 1930 Penny is graded 'Nearly Very Fine'.
The key attributes of the obverse are as follows:
The reverse of this 1930 Penny is graded 'Very Fine'.
The key attributes of the reverse are as follows: