1930 Penny Fine
A solid example of Australia's most popular rare coin.
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PENNY King George V 1930 Obverse: Coronate bust of George V to right legend around Reverse: Denomination within legend date below.
A solid example of Australia's most popular rare coin, excellent value for money.
The 1930 penny is undoubtedly Australia's most keenly sought rare coin -
most everyone in the general public has heard of it (even if only
vaguely), it's been THE coin that all pre-decimal coin collectors have
lusted over for decades.
Not only is the 1930 penny exceedingly rare, it carries with it a rarity and functional beauty that is unmatched by any other Australian rare coin.
Finding an affordable 1930 penny at the right price and without any strings attached is much harder than a lot of collector's realize. As you can see from the images, this particular example has great rims both sides, and exhibits an even chocolate patina.
It is also evenly worn across the King's crown in the obverse - a full band in the base of the King's crown remains quite evident, and part of the centre diamond (also within the base of the King's crown) remains quite evident. The surfaces retain an even and dusty brown tone, all of this confirms that this truly is a solid example of Australia's most keenly sought rare coin.
The 1930 penny is a solid tangible asset that has long had a widespread appeal among collectors and the general public. It has been a trusted store of value for many decades now - few other Australian assets resonate as strongly with the general public as being an obvious liquid and desirable asset as this important and historic Australian coin.
If you are interested in learning more about the historical background to this important Australian icon, you might like to read a previously-published article written by Andrew Crellin posted within the research section of our website.
If you'd like more information on recent sales statistics for comparable coins, don't hesitate to use the "Ask A Question" button, and we'll be pleased to share with you the auction research that we have prepared.