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 William McKinley facing left. Legend: 25TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1897-1901/ ASSASSINATED/ WILLIAM McKINLEY.
Reverse: "LITTLE MACK"/ "OUR MARTYRED PRESIDENT"/ MAJOR IN CIVIL WAR CONGRESSMAN GOVERNOR OF OHIO SERVED AS PRESIDENT THROUGHOUT WAR WITH SPAIN ASSASSINATED AT PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION IN BUFFALO.
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