The five dollar denomination of the Australian dollar (written as $5) is served by a banknote for normal daily transactions.
From time to time, the Royal Australian Mint also issues $5 coins for collectors (Non-Circulating Legal Tender, or NCLT). Some special coins, such as this one, are made with a triangular shape.
This triangular coin - "shaped like a guitar pick" - was released to commemorate the 45th anniversary of world-famous Australian rock music band AC/DC.
AC/DC was formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal, the band themselves call it simply "rock and roll".
The coins were released in Proof FDC grade, in special gift packaging. They are made of pure silver, and are clad in nickel to become black. No coins of this type were released into circulation.
|Five Dollars 2013 Parliament House||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013|
|Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014|
|Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015|
|Five Dollars 2016 Remember the Fallen||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016|
|Five Dollars 2017 Front Line Angels||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017|
|Five Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018|
|Five Dollars 2018 AC/DC||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018 5 DOLLARS|
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|Coin Type||Five Dollars, Triangular|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Face Value||5 (x Dollar)|
|Material||0.999 Silver, Nickel-plated|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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