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Fenian Raid Medal

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:400.00 CAD Estimated At:500.00 - 600.00 CAD
Fenian Raid Medal
SOLD
900.00CAD+ (180.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Sep 27 @ 21:54UTC-4 : AST/EDT


Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after The Toronto Coin Expo.
The Canada General Service Medal was a campaign medal awarded by the Canadian Government to both Imperial and Canadian forces for duties related to the Fenian raids between 1866 and 1871. The medal was not issued until 1899 and had to be applied for with approximately 16,668 medals awarded, including 15,300 to members of Canadian units. The obverse of the medal bears the head of Queen Victoria with the legend VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX, while the reverse depicts the red ensign of Canada surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves with the word CANADA above. This piece has superb patina. Awarded to Lt. W.W. Lynch, 52nd bat. He later became Hon. Justice Lynch.