James Monroe Commemorative Token

Description (Brief)
This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. 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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of James Monroe facing right. Legend reads: 5th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1817-1825/JAMES MONROE
Reverse: "THE LAST COCKED HAT"/ SOLDIER OF REVOLUTION/ MINISTER TO FRANCE/ GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA/ SECRETARY OF WAR/ SECRETARY OF STATE/ PURCHASED FLORIDA FROM SPAIN/ ERA OF GOOD FEELING/ "MONROE DOCTRINE"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Monroe, James
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1639
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1639
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

I had a thrift store for many years and I have some coins that looked interesting and this coin. 5th president, U.S.A. James Monroe on front and Monroe doctrine on back.

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