George Washington Medal

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Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and medals.
Obverse: Bust of George Washington facing right. Legend reads: G. WASHINGTON PRES. UNIT. STA.
Reverse: Pedestal bearing the U. S. shield, over it is a fringed cloth, with fasces, sword and an olive wreath on the pedestal. Legend reads: COMMISS. RESIGNED: PRESIDENCY RELINQ. 1797.
Currently not on view
Washington, George
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 4 cm; 1 9/16 in
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National Museum of American History


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