Missouri Single Mill Sales Tax Token

Missouri Single Mill Sales Tax Token

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this sales tax token around 1935. 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, medals, coins, and tokens. This token was used when the sales tax was less than a cent. There is a hole in the center of the token.
Obverse: Image of the state of Missouri, with “1” in the center. The legend reads: MISSOURI SALES TAX RECEIPT/ 1.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm; 7/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1550
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1550
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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