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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and political tokens.
Obverse: Bust of Ulysses S. Grant facing left. Legend: 18TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1869-1877/ ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Reverse: "THE AMERICAN CAESAR"/ "UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER"/ SECOND LIEUTENANT IN MEXICAL WAR ROSE RAPIDLY FROM CAPTAIN TO GENERAL OF UNION FORCES IN CIVIL WAR THE SILENT MAN OF APPOMATTOX.
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