Australian Government to issue 30,000 AC/DC commemorative coins to celebrate 45 Years of Thunder

Rock News 03/10/2018

Well shit, that bloody Aussie government finally did something right.

To honour their greatest musical export, the Australian government is issuing 30,000 new AC/DC commenmorative coins to celebrate the band's 45th anniversary.

And not only that, they've designed ten of the collectibles with artificial lighting - so yes, you could say these ten coins have been thunderstruck.

Seriously - how pants-tightening are those beautiful little bastards: 

We want.

Want to know something even cooler about the coins? The Royal Australian Mint worked with The Questacon National Science and Technology Centre to charge the ten special coins with 3,500,000 volts of electricity, using a Tesla coil.

The coins literally are as high voltage as they get. Fucking dope.

In a statement made by Royal Australian Mint chief executive officer Ross MacDiarmid,

AC/DC is famous for their electrifying energy. It’s in their music, the titles of some of their songs, even their insignia.

He continued.

"We weren’t sure what effect the lightning would have on the coins, but we discovered that because the coins are such excellent conductors of electricity, the lightning’s mark is only visible under magnification.

“Striking these 10 coins with lightning adds a uniquely AC/DC element to this release. To help the 10 lucky customers identify their Thunderstruck coins, we have added unique frosting to the coin’s AC/DC logo.”

In addition to the coins, The Mint has issued a nickel-plated $5 coin shaped like a guitar pick and decorated with the band's classic logo. Customers who ordered this will also receive a real guitar pick, and it will arrive in an amp-shaped box.

If you're interested in buying some of this official merch, it will cost ya - about $130 didgery dollars for the $5 coin guitar pick. Yiiiiikes.

So.....if anyone's heading across the ditch anytime soon - keep an eye out on these bad boys and hook us up!