Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock, Coin from Australia
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The Australian 20 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian florin, to which it is equal in size and mass. The original reverse design by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its introduction.

The denomination is occasionally used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

This non-circulating collector issue 20 cents coin was issued as part of the coin series celebrating world-famous Australian rock group AC/DC, and commemorates the 40th anniversary of For Those About to Rock We Salute You.

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.

For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - referred to as For Those About to Rock on its cover - is the eighth studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band's seventh internationally released studio album and the eighth to be released in Australia. It was released on 23 November 1981.

The Mint says:
"To celebrate six milestone anniversaries of AC/DC album releases - including 45 years since their début album High Voltage - the Royal Australian Mint is releasing coin tributes to the vinyls that have electrified generations of music lovers. With shoot to thrill designs these cupro-nickel coins with colour print will be highly sought after by rock ‘n’ roll fans and gift buyers alike."

This coin is dated 2021, unlike most of the others commemorating albums. All coins were distributed in packaging like a vinyl LP (there is a black vinyl ring in which the coin is inserted, with specifications and mintage printed on the obverse). The six coins commemorating albums were released individually, as well as in a seven-coin set; a seventh coin featuring only the logo of AC/DC is only available in the set.

The coins were issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Royal Australian Mint Product Code: 10585. Release price: A$15.00.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock - 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 · 20 CENTS ·.

The value and denomination 20 CENTS are around below.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre artwork from the cover of For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) - the seventh album of AC/DC, issued in 1981.

It depicts a Napoleonic-era cannon, above which is the logo AC/DC.

Surrounding the centre, a black ring printed over fine, concentric circles representing the grooves on a vinyl record. Inscribed on that, around above: 40th ANNIVERSARY OF FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK ALBUM.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription AC/DC 40th ANNIVERSARY OF FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK ALBUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2020 Royal Australian Mint No. 2) Determination 2020 on 20 May 2020 and were released on 8 October 2020.

Issued in Set
AC/DC 2020/2021 20c Uncirculated 7-Coin Collection, mintage 30,000
7 coins: 20 Cents AC/DC, 20 Cents High Voltage, 20 Cents T.N.T., 20 Cents Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 20 Cents Back in Black, 20 Cents For Those About to Rock, 20 Cents Ballbreaker
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 (33) coins of type: Twenty Cents (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1910 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Canberra Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Melbourne Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1938 Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Royal Visit Florin) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, United Nations) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Fourth Portrait) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King Edward VII) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, Queen Elizabeth II) 10,412 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000 · TWENTY CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Twenty Cents 2007 Year of the Life Saver (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Twenty Cents 2008 Year of Planet Earth (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Twenty Cents 2009 Year of Astronomy (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Australian Service Nurses (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Twenty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2010 Burke and Wills (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Twenty Cents 2011 Ashes (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 War Historians (NCLT) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Twenty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - High Voltage unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - T.N.T. unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Back in Black unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Ballbreaker unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 Platypus Toy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
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Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents (NCLT)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.650 mm
Thickness2.520 mm
Mass11.300 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-RQAR-ODQG
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AC/DC - For Those About to Rock We Salute You 2021 20c Uncirculated Coin
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