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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 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

Designer: 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
AB
AC/DC
FIFTY CENTS

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AC/DC 45 Years of Thunder) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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.

A special limited mintage (only 10 copies) version of the coin was also issued to lucky buyers of it. The Lightening flash was not pad printed, but added using an actual simulated electrical lightening bolt.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  30,000 54.18 100% UNC in Coincard
2018  10 0% UNC with Real Lightning Flash

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