AC/DC Coins Released To Honour Two Of The Band’s Classic Records

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Two commemorative coins have been released to pay tribute to two classic AC/DC albums. Video of the unveiling is available below.

The NME reports that the Cook Islands, in the South Pacific, has released the silver coins honouring to ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ and ‘The Razors Edge’.

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The band’s game-changing 1981 album ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ can be seen honoured a two dollar coin. 1990’s ‘The Razors Edge’ can be seen on the ten-dollar coin. Both of the coins carry a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse side.

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A statement from the website had this to say about ‘For Those About To Rock’:

“The latest release of this successful collection is dedicated to another million-selling album (No. 1 in US) from these hard rock icons. With the release of this hit record the band went on tour for more than one year. Still today, the title song is always the last song of an AC/DC concert with firing cannons on stage.”

“For those about to rock is also a variation of the phrase ‘We who are about to die, salute you,’ which is how ancient gladiators greeted their emperor when entering the arena. Angus Young got the idea for the title of the song after reading a book about the ancient gladiator games. This ½ oz silver coin showcases a historic cannon and has a diameter of 38.61 mm with a striking proof finish.”

Country: Cook Islands

Year: 2019

Face Value: 2 Dollars

Metal: Silver .999

Weight: 1/2 oz

Size: 38.61 mm

Quality: Black Proof

Mintage: 5000

‘The Razors Edge’ ten-dollar coin:

“Everybody knows the beginning guitar riff of ‘Thunderstruck’, which is probably the most successful song of this 1990 released album. With ‘Razors Edge’, AC/DC celebrated a phenomenal comeback with 5 million sold units just in U.S. alone!”

“Just like the album, the latest piece of the series is a huge hit! Why? Check out the proof finish that is expertly colored in just the right spots and a mind-blowing high relief based on our smartminting technology is a modern 3D version of the original album cover. This 2 oz ‘Razors Edge’ coin is on the cutting edge of minting technology!”

Country: Cook Islands

Year: 2019

Face Value: 10 Dollars

Metal: Silver .999

Weight: 2 oz

Size: 38.61 mm

Quality: Black Proof

Mintage: 999

Check out the unveiling of ‘The Razors Edge’ coin below: