Woodrow Wilson Cracker Jack Coin

Description (Brief)
This coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1930s. 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. These coins could be mailed to Cracker Jack to become a Mystery Club member.
Obverse: Bust of Woodrow Wilson facing left. Legend: 28th President, U.S.A./1913-1921/WOODROW WILSON.
Reverse: "THE PROFESSOR"/ WORLD WAR PRESIDENT/ JOIN CRACKER JACK MYSTERY CLUB SAVE THIS COIN/ THE CRACKER JACK CO., CHICAGO, U.S.A./ "WE DESIRE NO CONQUEST, NO DOMINION."
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Wilson, Woodrow
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1657
catalog number
1981.0296.1657
accession number
1981.0296
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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

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