Royal Australian Mint releases AC/DC man-made lightning cash | The Music Universe

Coins can be found in Australia and New Zealand

The Royal Australian Mint is celebrating the 45th anniversary AC/DC with the discharge two excessive voltage AC/DC cash. In the spirit the Australian band’s hit single, “Thunderstruck,” the Mint partnered with Australia’s Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike its AC/DC cash with a bolt man-made lightning.

The experiment was performed within the Caged Lightning exhibition at Questacon, which produces lightning utilizing a Tesla coil. Ten AC/DC fifty cent items, appropriately that includes the well-known excessive voltage logos and design parts from AC/DC albums, had been “Thunderstruck” with three.5 million volts lightning.

“AC/DC is legendary for his or her electrifying vitality. It’s of their music, the titles some their songs, even their insignia,” states Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Ross MacDiarmid.

“The Mint thought that such an iconic band deserved excessive voltage cash and an electrifying launch to match.

“We weren’t positive what impact the lightning would have on the cash, however we found that as a result of the cash are such glorious conductors electrical energy, the lightning’s mark is barely seen below magnification.”

Ten the 30 thousand cash had been “Thunderstruck” and will likely be randomly despatched to 10 prospects who order their AC/DC – 45 Years Thunder Uncirculated Coin by the Mint’s on-line retailer or Contact Centre.

“Striking these ten cash with lightning provides a uniquely AC/DC factor to this launch,” says Ross MacDiarmid.

“To assist the ten fortunate prospects determine their ‘Thunderstruck’ cash, we now have added distinctive frosting to the coin’s AC/DC brand.”

The second coin minted for AC/DC’s 45th anniversary is the Mint’s first-ever nickel plated coin. Not solely black, its detailed design is minted on a triangular clean to resemble a guitar decide. The design parts have additionally been drawn from AC/DC’s album art work and the amp-inspired packaging contains an precise guitar decide.

Both cash are authorized tender within the nation and may be spent or collected. The new cash are each ficially licensed AC/DC merchandise and can be found now from the Mint’s on-line retailer. They are solely accessible to residents Australia and New Zealand.