George Washington Commemorative Medal

Description (Brief)
This commemorative medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the early 19th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and 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 commemorative medals.
Obverse: Bust of George Washington facing left. Legend: GEORGE WASHINGTON, FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE
Reverse: Rim encircled by floral wreath. Legend: BORN, FEB. 11. 1732. GENERAL AMERICAN ARMIES, 1775, RESIGNED, 1783, PRESIDENT 1789 TO 1796. GENERAL U.S. ARMY, 1798. DIED, 1799.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Washington, George
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 3.4 cm; 1 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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