Bryan and Taft Political Coin

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Taft, William H.
Bryan, William Jennings
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1210
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1210
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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