Andrew Jackson Historical Medal

Description (Brief)
This historical medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in the middle of the 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 buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals. This medal’s hole indicates it was worn.
Obverse: Bust of Andrew Jackson facing right. Legend: ANDREW JACKSON.
Reverse: Image of an urn on a pedestal under a weeping willow. Legend: BORN MAR. 15 1767. DIED JUNE 8 1845.
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Jackson, Andrew
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.8 cm; 1 1/8 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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