Rutherford B. Hayes Commemorative Token

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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 a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Rutherford B. Hayes facing left. Legend: 19th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1877-1881/RUTHERFORD B. HAYES.
Reverse: "HE SERVES HIS PARTY BEST WHO SERVES HIS COUNTRY BEST"/BIRGADIER GENERAL IN CIVIL WAR/CONGRESSMAN/GOVERNOR OF OHIO/ DEFEATED TILDEN FOR THE PRESIDENCY BY ONE ELECTORAL VOTE.
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Hayes, Rutherford B.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1652
catalog number
1981.0296.1652
accession number
1981.0296
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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