AC/DC: The Razors Edge
Cook Islands. 10 Dollars 2019. Silver .999. 2 oz. 38.61 mm. Black Proof. Mintage: 999. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB); around, name of ruler, issuing nation and denomination 10 DOLLARS. Below, year of mintage 2019. On the reverse, you can see the colored cover of the AC/DC album The Razors Edge.
In 2018, CIT Coin Invest AG released the first issue of its successful AC/DC series, which is as popular among fans of this band as among lovers of innovative minting technology. The Razors Edge is already the fourth issue of this collection.
The Razors Edge is a milestone of hard rock. Thus, from the technological point of view, CIT Coin Invest AG came up with something very special to comment on the message of the album’s title with their minting technology. The result is an ultra-high relief coin with two different surface levels.
While the band logo in the upper field almost seems as if it was chiseled, the gaping cut of the razor blade is significantly lower and forms a second surface level, on which – once again – the name of the album seems to be chiseled. This is combined with an intensive color application. Thanks to black proof technology, the entire coin presents itself in a threatening black color, and therefore the red cut seems to be a dangerous gaping wound.
The Razors Edge is a modern work of art that demonstrates the dangerous side of hard rock by using minting technology. Furthermore, the coin shows how far we can go these days when it comes to smartminting technology.
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