The AC/DC T.N.T. postal numismatic cover celebrates the sapphire anniversary of the second AC/DC album, released in 1975. The pictorial envelope cover features the cover of the classic T.N.T. album with the Australia and map stamp from the Joyful Occasions stamps issue and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The stamp is postmarked - 10 November 2020 | Melbourne VIC 3000
PNC Issue: 2020 Issue 12, limited to 6,500
Australian hard rock band AC/DC has sold millions of albums worldwide and has received many Australian music industry accolades, commencing with induction into the inaugural ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988. AC/DC was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The band won a Grammy Award for best rock performance in 2010, some 40 years after it originally formed.
T.N.T. is AC/DC’s second studio album. It was released only in Australia, on 1 December 1975. As with the band’s first studio release, the album was produced by George Young and Harry Vanda, at Albert Studios, Sydney. T.N.T. marked AC/DC’s shift to fully fledged, hard-edged rock. The album peaked at number 2 on the Australian charts and spawned the iconic hit “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Rock)”. The addition of bag pipes to that song was said to be the idea of George Young, who mistakenly thought Bon Scott had been a piper in a band in Scotland (he was, in fact, a drummer).
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