The Australian 1930 Penny


This penny is recognized as being the world's most valuable copper coin. The catch is it must be one of the six proof 1930 Australian pennies that were produced. Never intended to be currency this penny was a show piece. The six were made with the purpose of a historical record for future generations to admire.

On todays market it would be expected for the sale price to be more than one million dollars for each 1930 Australian penny. When one was exhibited in 2007 it was described by Australian The Age newspaper as the "holy grail of coin collecting". About half of the six are in private hands while the rest are in public collections.

Though this penny may seem beyond the grasp of mortal collectors there are copies made in it's image. If you need to fill a gap in an Australian penny set then these replicas will serve your purposes well. eBay is a good source for such needs and you can see related 1930 Australian penny auctions listed below.

[45a] 1930 Australian Half Penny!

[45a] 1930 Australian Half Penny!

$86.79
[2384] 1930 AUSTRALIAN HALF PENNY SCARCE DATE HIGH GRADE

[2384] 1930 AUSTRALIAN HALF PENNY SCARCE DATE HIGH GRADE

$69.42
LARGE OLD PHOTO OF CYCLIST RIDING PENNY FARTHING,  c1930

LARGE OLD PHOTO OF CYCLIST RIDING PENNY FARTHING, c1930

$7.82
2007 Cook Islands 1930 Australian Penny Prooflike  Coin - Limited Mintage - 40mm

2007 Cook Islands 1930 Australian Penny Prooflike Coin - Limited Mintage - 40mm

$39.08
Complete Australian Penny Album with 1930 filler

Complete Australian Penny Album with 1930 filler

$289.16
#AA. SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNY COINS 1911-64,  NO 1930 PLUS PREDECIMAL ALBUM

#AA. SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNY COINS 1911-64, NO 1930 PLUS PREDECIMAL ALBUM

$434.18
Australian Penny 1930 Collect-able Brass Compass with Leather Case.

Australian Penny 1930 Collect-able Brass Compass with Leather Case.

$29.95
$38.94
Australian Penny Set 1911-1964  - COMPLETE ex 1930, 25, 46

Australian Penny Set 1911-1964 - COMPLETE ex 1930, 25, 46

$69.42
A complete set of Australian PENNIES (including the 1925 & the 1946 (X 1930 1d)

A complete set of Australian PENNIES (including the 1925 & the 1946 (X 1930 1d)

$343.00
Waltzing Matilda Brass Compass 1930 Penny Australian Kangaroo Memorabilia Gift

Waltzing Matilda Brass Compass 1930 Penny Australian Kangaroo Memorabilia Gift

$43.37
2005 Tuvalu 75th Ann.of the Australian Penny 1930 Copper Plated 1oz Silver Proof

2005 Tuvalu 75th Ann.of the Australian Penny 1930 Copper Plated 1oz Silver Proof

$79.95
SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNY COINS 1911-64,  NO 1930

SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNY COINS 1911-64, NO 1930

$434.18
[13a] 1930 Australian Half Penny!

[13a] 1930 Australian Half Penny!

$86.79
AUSTRALIA COMPLETE SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNIES (1911-1964) INC 1925

AUSTRALIA COMPLETE SET OF AUSTRALIAN PENNIES (1911-1964) INC 1925

$277.87