Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021), Coin from Australia - detailed information

Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021), Coin from Australia
CoinCentenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021)

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 token was made by the Royal Australian Mint for inclusion in a special set celebrating the 100th anniversary (Centenary) of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The mint says:
"Junior coin enthusiasts and members of the Royal Australian Air Force can celebrate the Centenary. Containing a special RAAF token, six 2021 circulating coins (JC effigy), RAAF Plane Model to make yourself and RAAF Posters. All contained in a RAAF drawstring bag."

Mintunknown Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021) - obverse photo

The inscription, on four lines: 1921 - 2021 CENTENARY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

Obverse Inscription 1921 - 2021 CENTENARY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Reverse
Australia / Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021) - reverse photo

Two military planes in flight, one of them of an old type and one modern. Around below, RAAF.

This side of the "token" (or, properly, medal) is coloured blue and red, with the planes not coloured - leaving the metal to represent white: the colours of the RAAF.

Reverse Inscription RAAF
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Royal Australian Air Force Zoom Bag, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Mob of Roos, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents, 5 Cents, RAAF Colourd Token
All (3) coins of type: Medals and Tokens
Coin NameMintageLegend
First World War Memorial Plaque Replica unknown (none)
Baby Set Medal (2021) unknown (none)
Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021) unknown 1921 - 2021 CENTENARY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
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Centenary Royal Australian Air Force (2021): Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeMedals and Tokens
Issued2021
Mintageunknown
MaterialVarious
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
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