CANADA 1860 Prince of Wales Prize Medal for Canadian Schools 55mm bronze medal Breton #107; Leroux 638 by Armand Auguste Caqué
Obverse: bust of Albert Edward facing lefy; below bust CAQUE F. / GRAVEUR DE S.M. L'EMPEREUR
Reverse: EDUARDUS ALBERTUS / PRINCEPS CAMBRIAE / PROVINCIAM CANADENSEM / FAUSTA PRAESENTIA HONORRATAM / PERLUSTRANS / IN UNAQUAQUE NORMALI SCHOLA / PRAEMIUM IN SINGULOS ANNOS / MUNIFICE INSTITUIT A.D. MDCCCLX / IN SCHOLA / MER ET CONS / A.D. 18/
Edge: Cornucopia (Privy Mark Paris Mint) BRONZE
Scarce seldom encountered medal - Leroux gave it a rarity 7. Medal was instituted during the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada in 1860. Robert W. 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.” They were struck at the Paris Mint and engraved by A.-A. Caqué. Pierre Breton noted that it was "awarded yearly with 100 Francs for the best student in the third year"