George Washington Commemorative Coin

Description (Brief)
This commemorative coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the 19th 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of George Washington facing left. The legend reads: GEORGE WASHINGTON BORN 1732 DIED 1799.
Reverse: Bust of George Washington facing left. The legend reads: GEORGE WASHINGTON BORN 1732 DIED 1799.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Washington, George
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1162
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1162
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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