1930 Penny

1930 Penny VF rev February 2019
1930 Penny VF obv Large February 2019
1930 Penny
1930 Penny
Very Fine
Private Collection Sydney
The 1930 Penny, in a quality level of Very Fine, is an extremely rare coin. To put that word ‘RARE’ into context, Coinworks might handle ONE 1930 Penny at this quality level annually. We will let the photographs - and the technical shots included in the Read More section - do most of the talking on this superb Very Fine 1930 Penny. With a full central diamond and a hint of the seventh and eighth pearl, this coin is four grades higher than the most frequently sighted 1930 Pennies. The pie chart featured in the READ MORE section further reinforces the scarcity of this coin. Already have a 1930 Penny? Then consider a trade and upgrade your coin to one of the very best.
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1930 Penny VF obv Large February 2019
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1930 Penny Very Fine reverse tech February 2019

1930 Penny Reverse showing strong upper and lower scrolls. 

1930 Penny Very Fine obverse tech February 2019

1930 Penny Obverse showing the full central diamond. Six plump pearls. And a hint of the 7th and 8th. 

Points to note when considering this coin.  

  • The diamond in the Crown is one of the ‘high’ points of the 1930 Penny design and one of the first areas to show wear during circulation.
  • This coin has a full central diamond that leaps out and knocks you in the eye.
  • With most 1930 Pennies, the central diamond is completely obliterated. (A Fine quality grading)
  • Sometimes one side of the central diamond is evident with the other three sides worn away. (A Good Fine quality grading.)
  • There are six clear, crisp and very well-defined pearls in the crown.
  • The 1930 Penny was originally struck with eight pearls. As with the central diamond, the seventh and eighth pearls to the left of the Crown are also ‘high points’ in the design. There is a hint of the seventh and eighth pearl in this coin and that fact places this 1930 Penny in the ‘extremely rare’ category.
  • The oval to the left of the central diamond is virtually intact. With most 1930 Pennies the oval is only partially evident.
  • The lower band of the crown is complete.
  • The fields are undamaged. The fields are even and smooth, the toning a handsome chocolate brown.
  • The reverse is particularly impressive with well-defined upper and lower scrolls and inner beading.

And while all the above details may seem very technical … it is the complete and strong central diamond, the complete lower band and the hint of the seventh and eighth pearl that places this coin in a league of its own and justifies the supreme quality level of Very Fine.

1930 Penny - Pie Chart
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