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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
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
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
event
Presidential Campaign of 1908
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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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