Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 AC/DC

The Australian one ounce silver piece (abbreviated as 1 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This one-ounce silver coin with a face value of $1 was issued as part of the coin series celebrating world-famous Australian rock group AC/DC.

AC/DC are an Australian rock band 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 band's line-up varied throughout the years; it did not disband though, and issued its latest album in 2020, 47 years after it was founded.

The Mint says:
"Six AC/DC albums are clocking up major milestone anniversaries in 2020 and 2021.

To celebrate, the Royal Australian Mint brings you a unique, electrifying silver coin. The coin design shoots to thrill and features the iconic parrot from the Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap cover, the trademark cannon from For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) and many other features inspired by original AC/DC art."

The coins were issued in Frosted Uncirculated grade. Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10624. Release price: A$90.00.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage30,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy includes the Queen's shoulders. On regular circulating coins it extends almost to the rim of the coin. Consequently, on them the legend does not run continuously around the rim. On commemorative coins the effigy is smaller and the value and denomination are below.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Australia / Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre the iconic logo of the rock band AC/DC, with stylised lightning bolts emanating from the central circle.

Behind the logo, Angus Young playing the guitar in his emblematic energetic style, a parrot, a canon, and a plank of wood - all surrounded by barbed wire. These are allusions to the cover art of their albums Ballbreaker, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those About to Rock, T.N.T and High Voltage, respectively.

The background is a pattern of fine concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record.

Apart from the logo, there is no inscription. The face value and the date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription AC/DC
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2020 on 20 May 2020.

See also

Coins in the AC/DC series include:
- Silver Ounce, 2021
- $5 Black Triangle, 2018
- 50 Cents Coloured, 2018
- 20 Cents AC/DC, 2021
- 20 Cents High Voltage, 2020
- 20 Cents T.N.T., 2020
- 20 Cents Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 2021
- 20 Cents Back in Black, 2020
- 20 Cents For Those About to Rock, 2021
- 20 Cents Ballbreaker, 2020

All (38) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Kookaburra 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Australian Map - Emu 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2012 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Red Kangaroo unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Whale Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Green and Gold Bell Frog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Goanna unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Discover Australia - Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Kangaroo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Australian Map - Platypus 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2013 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Kookaburra - Coloured 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Koala 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Australian Map - Saltwater Crocodile 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2014 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Wedge-tailed Eagle 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Australian Map - Redback Spider 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2015 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Great White Shark 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Australian Map - Dingo 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2016 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala - High Relief 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Mob of Roos unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Batavia Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Zuytdorp Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2020 Australian Kangaroo (RAM) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Beneath the Southern Skies unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Brandenburg Gate Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Redback Spider unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin, High Relief unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Spinner Dolphin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Sumatran Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Domed unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 5 DOLLARS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox (RAM) 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Great White Shark unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Zeewijk Shipwreck unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 ONE DOLLAR
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Silver Ounce 2021 AC/DC: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage30,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Thickness3.210 mm
Mass31.103 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-RGLX-OWQJ
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AC/DC 2021 $1 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin
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