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50 Cents - Elizabeth II AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

45 Years of Australian Rock Band AC/DC

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of Angus Young Lead Guitarist of AC/DC
in a circle surrounded by a crest and feathers
Yellow coloured lightening strikes to left and right

Lettering:
45 YEARS OF THUNDER
1973-2018
AC/DC
FIFTY CENTS

Edge

12 Sided smooth

Comments

Released in a coin card by the RAM this 50 cent NCLT coin commemorates 45 Years of the Australian rock band AC/DC. Proving to be wildly popular the RAM sold out of these coins in less than three days with a mintage of only 30,000.

Unrelenting, frank, and at times irreverent, the electrifying music of Australia’s premier rock band AC/DC turns 45 in 2018. Bursting into the Australian live music scene late in 1973 these hard-working musicians certainly took the long way to the top and managed to stay there for decades.  This coloured uncirculated coin proudly celebrates the 45th anniversary of Australia's greatest rock band AC/DC.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  30,000 31.78 UNC in Coincard

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder)