Coins and Australia - Penny 1930 - Australian pre-decimal coins price guide and values

Penny 1930 - Australian Coins Price Guide and Values

Penny 1930 - Australian coin
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Even if no 1930 penny were ordered, at the end of 1929, the Mint made the dies for a 1930 penny and struck a few of them. The most famous of all the Australian Commonwealth circulating coins, the 1930 pre-decimal penny, was minted at around for circulation and 6 in proof finish. Read more »

Penny 1930 value

The value of a Penny 1930 australian coin depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. You can also find the price guide and value of Specimen and Proof pre-decimal coins.


Variety G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1930 - Indian --$12,900$19,500$34,100$78,100
1930 - English ------
Variety MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1930 - Indian $148,800$201,400$257,500$313,500$389,500--
1930 - English -------

Auctions prices and values

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Penny 1930 - Indian Obverse

On April 14, 2016, at the CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in Chicago, Heritage Auctions sold a 1930 penny (Indian Obverse), certified AU-50 by PCGS (finest-known) sold for AUD$86,000.

In May 2008, an uncertified VF/XF specimen, from the Dr. Patrick Tan Collection, sold for over AUD$42,250 at auction.


Proof examples sales history »



Indian obverse have 178 beads and the N of OMN points to a denticle.

Penny 1920 - Indian obverse - Pre-decimal coin


English obverse have 177 beads and the N of OHM points between 2 denticles.

Penny 1920 - English obverse - Pre-decimal coin


  • Penny 1930 - Indian : n/a
  • Penny 1930 - English : n/a

Specifications - Penny 1930 - Indian

  • Mint: Melbourne
  • Alloy: 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin
  • Weight: 9.45g
  • Diameter : 30.8mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Sir E. B. MacKennel, Reverse: W. H. J. Blakemore

Last update : Friday, September 16, 2022

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