Nicaraguan Water Company Token

Description (Brief)
This 1½ centavos token was produced by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the late 19th–century. 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 including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and tokens.
Obverse: Image of a cannon with the Nicaraguan coat of arms above, consisting of a triangle, a Phrygian cap, and five volcanoes.
Reverse: COMPANIA AGUADORA DE LEON NICA./ 1 ½ CENTAVOS
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.95 cm; 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1659
catalog number
1981.0296.1659
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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