The Royal Australian Mint has released two types of coins to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed Australian rock band AC/DC, which will be celebrated in 2023. There are two versions of the coins: one silver one-dollar denomination for $90 and a collection of six 20-cent, record-colored coins for $110 and they are presented in a case that looks like a concert case. The coins themselves will not be distributed, but will be a collector’s item and a great gift for fans of the band. The coins feature guitarist Angus Young in his signature high school uniform.
Coins are available for purchase at mintcoinshop.com.au.
This is at least the third time the Royal Australian Mint has issued AC/DC coins. Two years ago, it released a boxed set of original AC/DC records. The series featured six LPs: “High Voltage”, “TNT”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, “Back In Black”, “For Those About To Rock” and “Ballbreaker”. The travel-case edition of the box set included AC/DC’s seventh album. Four years ago, the Royal Australian Mint celebrated AC/DC’s 45th anniversary with a similar series.
The band AC/DC was formed in Sydney in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC is the most successful and famous rock band from Australia and one of the most popular in the world. The band’s latest to date seventeenth studio album, Power Up, was released on November 13, 2020.