George Washington Commemorative Medal

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Washington, George
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 3.4 cm; 1 5/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1231
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1231
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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