diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at left: "C.C.W. S."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing Gothic revival building with legend above: THE FREE ACADEMY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK."; inscription in exergue: "WARD (sic!) MEDAL/ESTABLISHED/1853." Reverse has space for engraving at center surrounded by open laurel wreath with inscription: "THIS/MEDAL/IS/AWARDED TO/THE STUDENT OF MOST/PROFICIENCY OF."
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