Bryan and Taft Political Coin

Description (Brief)
This political flipper coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1908. 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. Taft was the Republican presidential candidate and Bryan was the Democratic candidate.
Obverse: Profile depiction of William Taft facing left. The legend reads: I’LL TOSS YOU/1908.
Reverse: Profile image of William Jennings Bryan facing right. The legend reads: I’ll MATCH YOU/1908.
Currently not on view
Taft, William H.
Bryan, William Jennings
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
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related event
Presidential Campaign of 1908
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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