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100 Greatest Modern World Coins Series: Australia 1930 Melbourne Penny, Proof

The Lincoln cent is hands down one of the most collected, most sought after, most seen, and perhaps most recognizable in all past and present produced United States coinage strikes. We see and we sell a lot of them ourselves here at The Coin Vault and there is a reason for that: collectors love pennies! But just like the United States, there are other countries out there whose collectors love their penny.

In this edition of our journey through the top 100 Greatest Modern World Coins, as put together by authors Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for Whitman Publishing’s first publication of the series, we go to the land down under. While the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent is perhaps the most famous of United States pennies, we take a look at Australia’s version. However, it remains even rarer more