Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch, Coin from Australia
CoinTwenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch

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 50 years of world-famous Australian rock group AC/DC, and commemorates the 40th anniversary of their album "Flick of the Switch".

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.

Flick of the Switch is the ninth studio album of the band; it was deemed a commercial disappointment after it failed to match the sales figures of the band's two previous releases, 1980's Back in Black and 1981's For Those About to Rock, and its release represented the beginning of the band's commercial decline. Despite this, opinions of Flick of the Switch have been quite positive in the years since its release, and the album has often been mentioned as one of the best releases of 1983. The third AC/DC album to feature lead vocalist Brian Johnson, the album is also the last to feature drummer Phil Rudd before his return on Ballbreaker (1995). The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch - 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 is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
Reverse
Australia / Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch - reverse photo

The reverse shows artwork from the Flick of the Switch album.

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 FLICK OF THE SWITCH ALBUM.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 40th ANNIVERSARY OF FLICK OF THE SWITCH ALBUM
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish:Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in capsule representing a vinyl record, in packaging which resembles a vinyl record cover - the image on which matches the design of the coin.
RAM Product Code: 10878
Date of issue: 6 October 2022.
Issue price: AU$ 15.00

Owing to the unfortunate tendency of some mints - the Royal Australian Mint included - to issue future-dated coins, this coin is not exactly an error coin (considering that it was released like this intentionally) but is not right either. It is dated 2023, but features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II who died in September 2022; the coin should have carried the portrait of King Charles III instead.

Issued in Set
AC/DC - 20c Coloured Uncirculated 6 Coin Collection 2022/2023, mintage 30,000, limited to 30,000
6 coins: 20 Cents AC/DC, 20 Cents Let There Be Rock, 20 Cents Powerage, 20 Cents Flick of the Switch, 20 Cents Blow Up Your Video, 20 Cents Blow Up Your Video
See also

Coins featuring AC/DC have been issued for different countries (ordered by year / metal / size):
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, AC/DC - Black Ice, Cook Islands 2018
- $5 (22 g) Silver Triangle Black Coloured Proof, AC/DC, Australia 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, AC/DC - High Voltage, Cook Islands 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, AC/DC - Highway to Hell, Cook Islands 2018
- 50 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC, Australia 2018
- 0.1 g Gold Coloured Coin Note, AC/DC - Angus Buck, Cook Islands 2019
- 2 oz Silver Coloured, AC/DC - The Razors Edge, Cook Islands 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver Coloured, AC/DC - For Those About to Rock, Cook Islands 2019
- 1/4 oz Silver Antique Guitar Shape, AC/DC, Cook Islands 2019
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - High Voltage, Australia 2020
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - T.N.T., Australia 2020
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Back in Black, Australia 2020
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Ballbreaker, Australia 2020
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC Logo, Australia 2021
- 1 oz Silver Frosted Uncirculated, AC/DC, Australia 2021
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Australia 2021
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - For Those About to Rock, Australia 2021
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Let There Be Rock, Australia 2022
- 1 oz Silver, AC/DC, Australia 2023
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC Logo, Australia 2023
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Powerage, Australia 2023
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Flick of the Switch, Australia 2023
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video, Australia 2023
- 20 Cents Copper-Nickel Coloured, AC/DC - Black Ice, Australia 2023

Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch: Known varieties
Variety In PNC
Mintage Issued: 7,500. Mintage limit: 7,500
Details

The AC/DC 40th Anniversary Flick The Switch postal numismatic cover celebrates the release of the AC/DC Flick The Switch album on 15 August 1983. The pictorial cover features the album artwork with a postmarked AC/DC MyStamp along with a coin from the Royal Australian Mint also honouring the albums release. Postmark details: 6 December 2022 | Melbourne Vic 3000.

RAM Product Code: 70226. Issue price: AU$ 24.95.

All (43) 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 - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - T.N.T. unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Back in Black unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Ballbreaker unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2021 Platypus Toy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Twenty Cents 2021 Animalia 55,521 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Twenty Cents 2021 Mungo Footprints 20,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021
Twenty Cents 2022 Diary of a Wombat 43,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022
Twenty Cents 2022 ABC Anniversary 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2022 AC/DC - Let There Be Rock unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2022 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Powerage unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Black Ice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2023 · 20 CENTS ·
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Twenty Cents 2023 AC/DC - Flick of the Switch: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeTwenty Cents, NCLT
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value20 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.6500 mm
Thickness2.5200 mm
Mass11.3000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-KDYX-EWQJ
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