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Canadian Centennial Medal (1967).  A circular silver medal, 1.42 inches (36 mm) in diameter with a thin plain raised rim.

Canadian Centennial Medal (1967)


Commemorative Medals

Canadian Centennial Medal (1967)


This medal was issued to commemorate the Centennial of Canada's Confederation in 1867.

Eligibility and criteria

It was awarded to people recommended by governments and associations. The Canadian Forces were awarded almost 30% of the medals issued.


A circular silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter with a thin, plain raised rim. For mounting, there is wide triangular fixed suspender is attached to the medal by a prominent single-toe claw.

On the obverse, the Royal Cypher EIIR surmounted by a crown is superimposed on a large single maple leaf. The inscription around the circumference reads CONFEDERATION · CANADA · CONFEDERATION with the word CANADA being at the top of the medal.

The white ribbon is 1.25" wide, with red edges and four equally spaced red stripes between the red edges, plus a single stitch of white thread on the edge.

Historical notes

  • There were 29,500 issued, of which 8,500 went to the Canadian Armed Forces.
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