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Royal Australian Mint strikes new AC/DC coins with lightning

2018 $5 Silver Nickel Plated Coloured AC/DC Coin
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Australian rock royalty, today releasing high voltage AC/DC coins.

In the spirit of AC/DC and their hit single ‘Thunderstruck’, the Mint partnered with Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre to strike its AC/DC coins with a bolt of man-made lightning. 

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Elegant end to coin series that epitomises Australia

2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Kangaroo At Sunset Coin
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The Kangaroo at Sunset Silver Proof Coin was first launched by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) in 2010. This year, the Mint concludes this popular series with the sophisticated Kangaroo at Sunset 2019 $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin.

The breathtaking coin is one of the Mint’s most iconic and features a world renowned design by celebrated sculptor Wojciech Pietranik.

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Governor-General unveils first Australian coins featuring new Queen’s portrait

2019 $1 Silver Proof 6th Effigy Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, today revealed the first Australian coins to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, signalling the impending transition to a new effigy on all Australian coinage.

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