Lr. 638 — Normal School. Undated. Bronze.

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Lr. 638 — Normal School. Undated. Bronze.
375.00CAD+ (75.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Apr 28 @ 18:19UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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McLachlan-173, Breton-107. 55mm. 81.5g. Cornucopia and BRONZE on edge. Signed CAQUÉ. Struck at the Paris Mint after 1879. McLachlan describes the Prince of Wales Normal School medal as “one of a number of munificent gifts by the Prince of Wales presented to Canadian educational institutions during his visit in 1860. The Hon. P. J. J. O. Chaveau was at that time Deputy Minister of Education for Canada East, and he ordered the dies to be engraved by the chief French medallist.” Examples are scarcely offered, particularly with this glossy finish. They are usually seen with a matte finish when found. This example was presented to E. GAMACHE of the LAVAL NORM(al) school in 1884, with the school, recipient name, and date inscribed at the lower reverse. Both sides are golden-brown with olive and reddish accents. Whitish residue appears within parts of the device recesses, possibly from a cleaning long ago. Housed in its original red clamshell case with blue interior. Hinge and clasp are functional.
From the Michael Joffre Collection of Canadian Historical Medals.