The AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap postal numismatic cover marks 45 years since AC/DC released their third album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The cover features the cover of the classic album on a pictorial envelope with the Australia and map stamp from the Joyful Occasions stamp issue and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The stamp is postmarked - 16 February 2021 | Melbourne VIC 3000
PNC Issue: 2021 Issue 12, limited to 6,500
Postal Numismatic Cover
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the third studio album by iconic Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Released on 20 September 1976, in Australia (where it peaked at number 5 on the charts) and overseas, the album was not released in the USA until 1981, once the band had reached a level of popularity with Highway to Hell (1979) and Back in Black (1980) - though this meant that the album wasn't released there until more than one year after lead singer Bon Scott's death. The album peaked at number 3 on the US charts.
The title track is a cult classic and one of AC/DC's best known hits. The inspiration for the phrase "Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap" came from the character Dishonest John in the cartoon Beany and Cecil. The song invites people to phone in and have their problems solved. Legend has it that the phone number given out in the song was an actual phone number at the time. Other popular tracks on the album include "Jailbreak", "Problem Child", "Ain't No Fun" and "Ride On" - a bluesy ballad about relationship regrets.
Cover design: Jo Muré, Australia Post Design Studio. Stamp design: Lynda Warner Inner card images: Lightboxx (record player), Sergey Chumakov (music equipment on desk), both Shutterstock.com
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- Issue year: 2020
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Metal: CuNi
- Denomination: 20c
- Weight: 11.3g
- Diameter: 28.52mm
- Finish: Coloured uncirculated