This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Chester A. Arthur facing right. Legend: 21st PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1881-1885/CHESTER A. ARTHUR.
Reverse: "OUR CHET"/ Q.M. GENERAL IN THE CIVIL WAR/COLLECTOR OF PORT OF NEW YORK/ VICE PRESIDENT/BECAME PRESIDENT UPON DEATH OF GARFIELD/ FAVORED CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTION/"FIRST GENTLEMAN OF THE LAND."
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