FRANCE Jacques Cartier 400th Anniversary of Landing in Canada 1934 Restrike 68mm bronze medal 156 grams
Obverse: Jacques Cartier look right JACQUES CARTIER 1491 - 1557 / P. LENOIR
Reverse: Canadian Coat of Arms L'AN 1534 JACQUES CARTIER ABORDE AU CANADA (Trans: THE YEAR 1534 JACQUES CARTIER ARRIVES IN CANADA)
Edge: Cornucopia privy mark (Paris Mint) BRONZE 1978
Pierre Charles Lenoir (May 1879 – September 1953) was a French sculptor and medallist and was one of the Breton sculptors born in the 1880s who studied together at the École régionale des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. He was the son of the sculptor Charles Joseph Lenoir. He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Rennes and the École des beaux-arts de Paris. He became the director of the École des beaux-arts de Rennes and in 1931 he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.
The Paris Mint restrikes many of its medals, and while there is nothing on the obverse or reverse to indicate that it is a restrike. The edge indicates that this piece was made in 1978 instead of 1934. The complete list of French privy marks is below.
Antique Lamp (Lampe Antique) . March 1832 – October 1841, Gold and Silver strikes.
Anchor and C interlaced (Ancre et C) , October 1841 – Sept. 1842. Bronze, Silver, Gold.
Prou Antique (Antique Prow) , 1842 – 1845.
Pointing Hand (Main Indicatrice) , June 1845- October 1860.
Bee (Abeille) , November 1860 – December 1879.
Cornucopia (Corne d'Abondance) , Jan. 1, 1880 – present.
Cornucopia plus date of actual striking, 1966 – present.