The Royal Australian Mint yesterday announced the release of 2 collectors coins for the 45th Anniversary of AC/DC.
So AC/DC once again gets on to legal tender! Stamps released earlier this year (which fans were disappointed with) and now MONEY!
The Mint partnered with Canberra’s Questacon National Science & Technology Centre to shock 10 of the 30,000 50 cent pieces with lightning from a Tesla coil.
The 10 coins — which also have “unique frosting” on their AC/DC logos — will be randomly sent to 10 customers who order their coin(s) through the Mint’s official website.
“The Mint thought that such an iconic band deserved high voltage coins and an electrifying launch to match,” says Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid.
“We weren’t sure what effect the lightning would have on the coins, but we discovered that because the coins are such excellent conductors of electricity, the lightning’s mark is only visible under magnification.”
You can order yours via these links.
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