This memorial medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1862. The Scovill Company 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 commemorative medals.
Obverse: Bust of Martin Van Buren facing left. Legend: MARITIN VAN BUREN/THE FEARLESS DEMOCRAT.
Reverse: Legend: BORN 1782. U.S. SENATOR 1821. GOVERNOR OF N.Y. 1828. SECRETARY OF STATE 1828/ MINISTER TO ENGLAND 1831. SEC'Y OF THE TREASURY 1832. VICE PRES. U.S. 1833/ PRESIDENT U.S. 1837/ DIED 1862.
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