Dominican Republic Coin

Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Dominican Republic2½-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: The legend reads: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA/2½ CENTAVOS/1877
Reverse: Image of a wreath around the rim, with a cross at the center.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.55 cm; 5/8 in
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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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