QUEBEC, Montreal - The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition 1890 Breton 608

Post Confederation, Tokens

Token

Britannianumismatics

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QUEBEC, Montreal - The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition 1890 26mm white metal Breton 608


In 1890 the Montreal Witness offered a series of prizes to be competed for among the common school children throughout the Dominion. The best story of some event relating to the county, in which the scholar lived, was to be the subject. Every scholar who complied received one of the tokens. The obverse is copied from the reverse of the Canadian Jeton of 1754, Breton #514. The mintage was approximately 2,300 in white metal.