El Salvadoran Coin

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this El Salvadorian one-real coin around 1880. 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: The legend reads: HACIENDA/1Real/SANTA EMILIA.
Reverse: Image of a tree. The legend reads: BLANCOY MERLOS/1880/SAN SALVADOR
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1668
catalog number
1981.0296.1668
accession number
1981.0296
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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