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Canada: Boer War: Canada Must be Reckoned With / Industrial Exhibition

Canada: Boer War: Canada Must be Reckoned With / Industrial ExhibitionCanada: Boer War: Canada Must be Reckoned With / Industrial Exhibition
Canada: Boer War: Canada Must be Reckoned With / Industrial ExhibitionCanada: Boer War: Canada Must be Reckoned With / Industrial Exhibition
Form: Circular
By: P.W. Ellis & Co, Toronto
Date: 1900
Ref:  Hern: 928; Laidlaw: 0389;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38 mmSilver$180
38.3 mm Copper-Bronze26.2 gm$135

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Helmeted Canadian solder, rifle at the ready, climbing on rock ground, right, followed by second soldier with only head and shoulder visible. Exploding bomb above and mountains behind. On the right within a twisted wire frame decorated with maple leaves: "ONE QUEEN / ONE FLAG / ONE EMPIRE / (crown flanked by stops) / SOUTH / AFRICA / 1900". Maker's name at the foot: "P.W. ELLIS & CO TORONTO". Legend above: "CANADA MUST BE RECKONED WITH".

Reverse: Within a circular toothed border, coat of arms (of the exhibition?) with beaver crest and motto on ribbon below: "INDUSTRY INTELLIGENCE INTEGRITY". On the border four scenes of agriculture, industry and the arts, upper and lower scenes in rectangular frames and left and right scenes in circular frames. Legend above: "INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION" and below: "ASSOCIATION OF TORONTO".

Notes: Comoes inside a brown suede leather case lined with velvet and silk on the inside. In gilded letters on the outside of the lid: "TRADE (maple leaf) MARK / DESIGNERS AND / MANUFACTURES / OF MEDALS / (ornamental lines) / P.W. ELLIS / 31 & 33 WELLINGTON / STREET EAST / TORONTO CANADA".

The Industrial Exhibition Association of Toronto was formed in 1878 by John Jacob Withrow (1833–1900) . Exhibitions were held annually at Exhibition Place. The exhibition is now known as the Canadian National Exhibition.