James Monroe Commemorative Token

Description (Brief):

This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-20th century. 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 various consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, and campaign medals.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: Bust of James Monroe facing right. Legend reads: 5th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1817-1825/JAMES MONROE

Description (Brief)

Reverse: "THE LAST COCKED HAT"/ SOLDIER OF REVOLUTION/ MINISTER TO FRANCE/ GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA/ SECRETARY OF WAR/ SECRETARY OF STATE/ PURCHASED FLORIDA FROM SPAIN/ ERA OF GOOD FEELING/ "MONROE DOCTRINE"

Date Made: mid 20th century

Depicted: Monroe, JamesMaker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Waterbury

See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Industry & Manufacturing, Scovill Manufacturing Collection

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Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1639Accession Number: 1981.0296Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1639

Object Name: medal, political

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-1065-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382671

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