The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events.
Mint: Stokes.

Obverse Description

Veiled bust of Queen Victoria left, around, AUSTRALIA FEDERATED; below 1901.

Reverse Description

3/4 facing bust of Lord Hopetoun; around, LORD HOPETOUN GOVERNOR- GENERAL 1901 Wearing suit with high collar and tie.

Edge Description



This medalet was obviously produced before the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. It is one of many medals and medalets produced as souvenirs of the Federation of the Australian colonies, that was proclaimed on 1 January 1901.

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