Ulysses Grant Cracker Jack Coin

Description (Brief)
This coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1930s. 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 coins. These coins could be mailed to Cracker Jack to become a Mystery Club member.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses Grant facing left. Legend: 18th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1869-1877/ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Reverse: Legend: "THE AMERICAN CAESAR"/ "UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER"/ JOIN CRACKER JACK MYSTERY CLUB SAVE THIS COIN/ THE CRACKER JACK CO., CHICAGO, U.S.A.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Grant, Ulysses S.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1261
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1261
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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