Ulysses S. Grant Medal

Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1868.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 design was done by Hugues Bovy of Geneva, Switzerland.
Obverse: Raised bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. The legend reads: GENERAL U.S. GRANT/ (1868) HUGUES BOVY FECIT GENEVE (SUISSE).
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
Grant, Ulysses S.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 6 cm; 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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