|Coin||Centenary 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."
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
The inscription, on four lines: 1921 - 2021 CENTENARY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
||1921 - 2021 CENTENARY ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
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.