diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Inscription: obverse, on exergual line, at left: "C.C.W. S."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing neo-Gothic 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 within open laurel wreath; inscription: "THIS/MEDAL/IS/AWARDED TO/THE STUDENT OF MOST/PROFICIENCY OF."
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