Baby Set Medal 2022, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Baby Set Medal 2022, Coin from Australia
CoinBaby Set Medal 2022

Medals are a form of "exonumia" - objects related to coinage but not coins themselves. such are, for example, the medals included in many Royal Mint proof sets. They do not have any "face value" and are not tokens either, but can still be of interest to coin collectors.

Tokens were used in the past as a sort of privately issued money. This is no longer the case, but mints and other entities now strike medal-like objects they call "tokens".

This medal was part of the Baby Coins Uncirculated Year Set 2022 released in February 2022.

The set contains three "baby versions" of the circulating denomination, and they are all depicted on the medal.

The mint says:
"The shy lyrebird on the 10c coin is now a winky-wonky marionette puppet, while the 50c coat of arms has been given a riotous party makeover with plush roo and emu. Finally, the $2 coin shows an adorable Indigenous baby, looking with giggling wonder at a cute star mobile. Altogether, they create a unique and engaging year set that celebrates the arrival of a new baby, the wonders of a child’s imagination and the simple joys of collecting."

Mintunknown Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

Plain (the medal is uniface).

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse
Australia / Baby Set Medal 2022 - reverse photo

Against a background with coloured decoration, the reverse displays a child (from the $2 baby design) hugging three toys: a marionette lyrebird (from the 10 cents baby design), and a plush kangaroo and plush emu (both from the 50 cents baby design).

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Baby Coins 2022 Uncirculated Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents, Baby Set Medal
All (8) coins of type: Medals and Tokens
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Baby Set Medal 2022: Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeMedals and Tokens
Issued2022
Mintageunknown
MaterialVarious
DesignerDavid Hardy, Royal Australian Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
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