Baby Set Medal 2023, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Baby Set Medal 2023, Coin from Australia
CoinBaby Set Medal 2023

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 2023 released in February 2023.

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

The mint says:
"Fun and excitement leap from all six designs as they cutely reimage Australia’s iconic circulating coins. The bright eyed and giggling baby is surrounded by a gang of mates including the adorable wooden echidna, the winky-wonky lyrebird, the wet windup platypus and the cute and cuddly plush emu and roo. 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 2023 - reverse photo

Against a background with coloured decoration, the reverse displays a child (from the $2 baby design) playing with five toys: a "posable" echidna (from the 5 Cents baby design), a marionette lyrebird (from the 10 cents baby design), a platypus (from the 20 Cents baby design), and a plush kangaroo and plush emu (both from the 50 cents baby design and the one dollar baby design).

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Included in Set
Baby Coins 2023 Uncirculated Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Baby, $1 Kangaroo Toys, 50 Cents Kangaroo and Emu Toys, 20 Cents Platypus Toy, 10 Cents Lyrebird Toy, 5 Cents Echidna Toy, Baby Set Medal
All (9) coins of type: Medals and Tokens
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Baby Set Medal 2023: Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeMedals and Tokens
Issued2023
Mintageunknown
MaterialVarious
DesignerDavid Hardy, Royal Australian Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
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Baby Set Medal 2023: Photos
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