1930 Penny Fine RBA Auction 2432

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1930 Penny Fine RBA Auction 2432

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  • Australian Penny issued in 1930
  • Spanning at 30.8mm in diameter
  • Graded Fine quality


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The iconic 1930 Penny

From the archive of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Downies is delighted to offer you a truly tantalising opportunity. You can now own Australia's most famous rarity with the finest of provenance: the 1930 Penny from the Reserve Bank of Australia Archive.

From the custodians of Australia's economy

At the turn of the new millennium, the RBA opted to let go of the holding of notable coins it had acquired over several decades. Some coins were sent to museums, but a number were offered to the public. In fact, Downies was appointed to oversee the sale of the final group in 2005! A major highlight of that sale was a single example of the 1930 Penny - this one.

The King of Australian Coins

Born of the Great Depression, the 1930 Penny is Australia's Number One rare coin. Indeed, known by approximately 1,500 examples, this iconic copper coin is a rarity of world standing. Held for several decades in the vaults of the RBA, this important example has now re-emerged on the Australian market.

A superb example

This is your opportunity to secure a coin with an incredibly illustrious pedigree. It's also your chance to secure a 1930 Penny in better-than-usually-seen quality. Very conservatively graded for the RBA auction at Fine, this impressive example is largely problem-free, with six clear pearls. Evenly toned, with a lovely glossy appearance, the eye-appeal of the RBA 1930 Penny is exceptional for the grade.

Complete with the original RBA Auction tag, this important example of the iconic 1930 Penny will take your collection to the next level.

Want to know more about the history of Australia's most famous rarity? Click here.

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1930
Weight (g)9.4500
MetalCopper Alloy
Issued ByMelbourne Mint
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