Coins themed around popular music have been surprisingly popular over the last couple of years. The Royal Mint’s Queen and Elton John ranges have sold very well, but it is to Australian legends AC/DC we have to turn for the real popularity. Last year saw some cool ranges from CIT in Europe, and the Royal Australian Mint. Both were brisk sellers, and CIT followed it up with a 7″ vinyl sized silver foil that we thought was particularly innovative.
Now it’s the turn of the RAM to return to the band with a new range of coins. The one of most interest here is the one-ounce silver coin with a 30,000 mintage. Depicting band imagery rather than any specific album, it makes a great centrepiece to a collection, combining elements of many different albums with a dynamic pose by a guitar wielding musician. The record groove background field looks perfect. We can’t imagine many fans being disappointed, even if it lacks the interesting triangular shape of the last issue. Neat theming on the packaging and a $90 AUD pricetag.
While we don’t cover much in the way of base metal coins, we’re definitely making an exception for these. Six of the bands most iconic albums have elements reproduced on these miniature-vinyl styled coins. Coloured black around the centre to simulate the grooved area on the disc, they come in a larger frame (example image at bottom) which is then packaged in the same cardboard sleeves that we used to get with our single purchases a couple of decades ago. We love them, and at just $15.00 AUD each, they’re eminently affordable.
Best of all, if you purchase the set, you will get all six of the coins, as well as an extra one with the AC/DC logo on it. These all come collected in a box designed to replicate the ones used by DJ’s for storing vinyl records. It’s a brilliant idea that looks fantastic. If you like the band, or even just any music themed collectible, these have got to be appealing. This set has a cap of 30,000 units and sells for $110.00 AUD.
Our Aussie readers might like to check out the press release lower down for a chance to win one of the dies used to strike a coin.