This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the early 20th 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, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of John Quincy Adams facing right. Legend: 6TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1825-1829/ JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
Reverse: "THE DIARIST"/ "OLD MAN ELOQUENT"/ SON OF SECOND PRESIDENT MINISTER TO VARIOUS FOREIGN COUNTRIES SECRETARY OF STATE AFTER PRESIDENCY WAS ANTI-SLAVERY LEADER IN CONGRESS.
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