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  1. 1930 Ausralian Penny F-gF with minor defects
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SKU #0314573

1930 Ausralian Penny F-gF with minor defects

SKU #0314573

1930 Ausralian Penny F-gF with minor defects

The King of Australian coins the 1930 Australian Penny.
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In 1930 the Melbourne Mint had in its possession matrices for the obverse of the Australian penny from both the Royal Mint in London and the Calcutta (India) branch. The two differ. Among other things, the relative positions of the letters in the ‘OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:’ in the legend vary as do the number of beads about the rim: 178 on the Indian die and 177 on the London. For years no one could offer any explanation as to why two different working dies were prepared to produce just a few specimens. A review of the Melbourne Mint records in 1987 clarified the circumstances under which the 1930 penny was struck. Most of 1930 pennies found over the years have had considerable circulation, and are classified in a lower grade between Very Good and Good Fine. Any example of this Australian rarity is a collectable example.

  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Presented in a quality timber box