Richard Trevithick Medal by J. S. Wyon 45mm Bronze Medal 51.7 grams Leroux 640, Breton 109, Charlton 5170 with Joseph S. Wyon Case
Obverse: GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY COMPANY OF CANADA Bust, left, J. S. WYON signed below. RICHARD TREVITHICK in two lines in the right field.
Reverse: an unengraved lozenge Above: PRESENTED BY THE DIRECTORS TO, below FOR GENERAL EFFICIENCY AND GOOD CONDUCT DURING THE YEAR.
Edge is impressed "F. H. TREVITHICK LOCO. SUPERINTT"
The father Richard had built the first working steam locomotive, the son Frederick Henry Trevithick was the Locomotive Superintendent of the Grand Trunk Railway. Contrary to the Charlton Catalogue of Canadian Association, Society Commercial Transportation Medals this medal is known with different edges - plain, F. H. Trevithick, and W. S. Mackenzie - SCARCE very seldom encountered especially with the case.
from the Cornishman 23 Jan 1902
The portrait on the medal is from the bust by the Cornish sculptor Neville Northey Burnard (now in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro).
The last example that I owned of this medal sold at auction for $990, without a case.