Dominican Republic Coin

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Dominican Republic five-centavos coin around 1877. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, and coins.
Obverse: Central image of an open book. The legend reads: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA/1877
Reverse: The rim is surrounded by a wreath. The legend reads: 5 CENTAVOS
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1664
catalog number
1981.0296.1664
accession number
1981.0296
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
Coins, Currency and Medals
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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