Riel's Rebellion 1885.
The obverse depicts the
diademed head of Queen Victoria and the legend ‘VICTORIA REGINA
ET IMPERATRIX’. The reverse has the words ‘NORTH WEST CANADA’
and the date ‘1885’ within a wreath of maple leaves. The suspender
is straight with a claw mounted sweated to the medal.
Blue/grey with red stripes
towards each edge.
unnamed but often encountered with private engravings.
Some 1,760 of these medals
were awarded with only sixteen to British troops the rest being
issued to members of the local forces. Two un-official clasps
of ‘FISH CREEK’ and ‘BATOCHE’ exist but have no value to collectors.