Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1865. 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 medals.
Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln facing right. Legend: ABRAHAM LINCOLN 16 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/ ASSASSINATED BY THE PLOTTERS OF TREASON APR. 14 1865.
Reverse: Image of an obelisk with 36 stars emanating from it. Legend: MARTIR FOR LIBERTY. The obelisk’s base reads: A. LINCOLN APR 15 1865. Below are the words: Lewis Joy New York.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1203
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1203
related event
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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