2023 RAM 20c Coloured Uncirculated Coin - AC/DC 45th Anniversary - POWERAGE
AC/DC’s impact in Australian cannot be measured, the heavy rock group, founded in 1973, arestill performing almost 50 years on.
To commemorate AC/DC and its music, the Royal Australian Mint is releasing a series of coins, with the latest Volume II launched in 2022 and 2023 marking key anniversaries of five AC/DC albums.
In 1973, Sydney brothers Malcolm and Angus Young formed a band, deciding its name from a label on a sewing machine – AC/DC. From an early flirtation with glam rock, AC/DC speedily adopted its trademark rock music played very loud in live venues - attracting a devoted fan base, initially in Australia 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. The band released its first album High Voltage in 1975 and its most recent Power Up in 2020.
To commemorate AC/DC’s success, the Royal Australian Mint has embarked on a commemorative coin program, with the latest series, Volume II, marking five landmark albums: Let There Be Rock (1977), Powerage (1978), Flick the Switch (1983), Blow up Your Video (1988) and Black Ice (2008).
- Denomination - 20c AUD
- Metal Content - CuNi
- Mass - 11.30g
- Diameter - 28.52mm
- Finish - Uncirculated
- Maximum Mintage - Unlimited
- Packaging - Coin in Card