CANADA, Quebec, Montreal - 1860 Victoria Bridge Medal / Grand Trunk Railway of Canada ($7,000,000 Variety) 51mm white metal medal 38 grams. Leroux 644, Breton 175, McLachlan 134
The Victoria Bridge medal by Montreal jeweller and silversmith Alfred Hoffnung was one in a series of medals issued to commemorate the opening of the Victoria Bridge in 1859 and the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward’s visit in 1860. They were issued in various medals and the white metal version sold to the public for $1.
There were two variations of this medal. This was the second and more common with the correct construction cost of $7,000,000, Leroux 643 the scarcer of the two medals shows the incorrect cost of $5,000,000