Thomas Jefferson Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th century. 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 including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Thomas Jefferson facing left. Legend: 3RD PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1801-1809/ THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Reverse: Legend: "LONG TOM"/ "SAGE OF MONTICELLO"/ AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE MINISTER TO FRANCE SECRETARY OF STATE PURCHASED LOUISIANA FROM FRANCE GREATEST SCHOLAR OF HIS TIME.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Jefferson, Thomas
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1273
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1273
subject
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

3/25/2015 10:33:58 PM
Michael Reedus
I have a few questions 1. How many "Long Tom" tokens were originally put into public circulation? 2. How many are estimated to be currently in public circulation? 3. Are the other versions I see for sale on the internet variations of the original displayed on your web site or just imitations by "other" companies. 4.Why doesn't the "Long Tom" token appear in any catalogs or ther publications of United States Tokens? I would appreciate any additional info on this token. sincerely Michael Reedus
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