Royal Australian Mint Commemorates AC/DC With 50 Cent Coin

Royal Australian Mint Commemorates AC/DC With 50 Cent Coin

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To commemorate the 45th Anniversary of AC/DC forming, the Royal Australian Mint have issued 30,000 special AC/DC branded 'thunderstruck' coins, of which 10  have been actually struck by lightning - we're not kidding!

“The experiment was conducted in the Caged Lightning exhibition at Questacon, which produces lightning using a Tesla coil. Ten AC/DC 50 cent pieces, appropriately featuring the famous high voltage logos and design elements from AC/DC albums, were ‘Thunderstruck’ with 3,500,000 volts of lightning, AC/DC is famous for their electrifying energy. It’s in their music, the titles of some of their songs, even their insignia,” Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid stated.

The Mint also produced 10,000 special $5 guitar pic shaped coin made of fine silver nickel plated black. 

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The 10 thunder-struck coins will be delivered at random, so cannot be specifically requested. Fans will be surprised!

To purchase a limited edition AC/DC $5 pic coin, go here.  (The 30,000 fifty-cent coins had sold out at time of publication which meant they sold out within 24hrs).

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