Martin Van Buren Cracker Jack Coin

Description (Brief)
This coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1930s. Scovill 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. These coins could be mailed to Cracker Jack to become a Mystery Club member.
Obverse: Bust of Van Buren facing right. Legend: 8TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1837-1841/ MARTIN VAN BUREN.
Reverse: "KING MARTIN THE FIRST"/ "THE LITTLE MAGICIAN"/ JOIN THE 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
Van Buren, Martin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1265
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1265
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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