The Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ross MacDiarmid, said “ the Mint is gallant to be issuing coin tributes to the vinyl that have electrified generations of music lovers. These coins will be highly sought after by rock ‘ n ’ roll fans and endow buyers alike ” .
This year marks 45 years since AC/DC released their introduction album high Voltage. The band ’ s second album T.N.T besides clocks up its sapphire anniversary at the goal of the year. Dirty Deeds Done Cheap will reach the milestone in 2021 .
With these newfangled mint releases, the Mint is marking these meaning anniversaries plus 40 years since the release of Back in Black and 25 years since the free of Ballbreaker, and the pending Ruby anniversary of For Those About to Rock ( We Salute You ) in 2021.
To celebrate this coin release and the anniversaries of the six AC/DC albums, the Mint is offering never-before-released production coin dies to fourteen golden fans who purchase any of the AC/DC coins from the Mint, one of its authorized dealers or choose music shops. The product coin dies on offer were used to strike the AC/DC mint – a rare and singular opportunity .
To be eligible to win a product die, participants will besides need to visit the Mint ’ s Facebook page and post what the name of their AC/DC cover band would be and where they purchased the coin. For terms and conditions visit the Mint ’ s web site. The competition is only assailable to australian residents. More details on mint dies can be found here .
The 2021 $ 1 1oz Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin showcases songwriter and star guitarist Angus Young in full flight while the other 6 coins are inspired by the binding artwork of some of their most popular and iconic albums.
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This is not the beginning time the Mint has celebrated these Aussie rock legends. In 2018, the Royal Australian Mint paid tribute to the forty-fifth anniversary of the isthmus bursting on to the music setting with a record breaking special edition AC/DC 50c mint. This coin, along with a singular black nickel coin shaped like a guitar pick, sold out within 48 hours .
The 2020/21 AC/DC 20c Coloured Uncirculated Seven Coin Collection and a 2021 $ 1 1oz Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin are available in a limited coinage of 30,000 – retail for $ 110.00 and $ 90.00 respectively. Six of the coins within the AC/DC seven coin collection will besides be available for purchase individually at a RRP of $ 15 each. These coins are australian legal tender and can be purchased from the Mint ’ mho eShop or Contact Centre ( 1300 652 020 ) .
These coins are available for domestic and international buy.
Media Enquiries :
Annika Scott, annika.scott @ ramint.gov.au, 6202 3466 or 0418 164 769 .
Images of the coins are available here