Australia Penny King George V 1930 Melbourne Mint PCGS XF40BN
Obverse: Coronate bust of George V to right legend around
Reverse: Denomination within legend date below.
This is clearly a premium example of Australia’s most popular rare coin.
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, but it also 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 collectors realize. As you can see from the images, this particular example has great rims on 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, as does the entire centre diamond (also within the base of the King's crown). The surfaces retain an even and dusty brown tone, all of this confirms that this truly is a superior 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 of this important Australian icon, you might like to read each of the background articles we've written:
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.
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PCGS Certificate Number: 40548199
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