2022 / 2023 20c 45th Anniversary of AC/DC Uncirculated 6 Coin Collection
Australia has produced many fine bands but AC/DC towers over them all, still performing almost half a century after it was formed in Sydney in 1973.
The Royal Australian Mint continues its celebration of AC/DC and its music with the release of a six-coin collection of 2022 and 2023 20-cent coloured coins commemorating the band and five of its albums.
In 1973, Scottish born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young formed their band, deciding its name from a label on a sewing machine – AC/DC.
After an early flirtation with glam rock, AC/DC adopted its trademark heavy rock played very loud in live venues, attracting a devoted fan base, initially in Australia but then overseas as the band cracked the US market.
AC/DC has been as prolific as it has been loud, producing 17 studio albums and selling more than 200 million records. First was High Voltage in 1975, followed by another 11 albums through the 1970s and 1980s.
To commemorate AC/DC and its music, the Royal Australian Mint has embarked on a program of coin releases, with the latest release, Volume II, marking five albums: Let There Be Rock (1977), Powerage (1978), Flick the Switch (1983), Blow Up Your Video (1988) and Black Ice (2008).
The reverse of each coin have designs that are inspired by the original art from AC/DC album covers.
The obverse features Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II as well as the monetary denomination and 2022 / 2023 year-date, depending on which coin.
Coins with 2022 obverse:
- Let There Be Rock
Coins with 2023 obverse:
- Flick of the Switch
- Blow Up Your Video
- Black Ice
Coins come in individual sleeves that sit in a themed presentation case.
Technical Specifications (Each Coin)
|Year Date||2022 / 2023|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||S. Stojanovic|
|Packaging||Coin in presentation case|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.