2 1/2 Centavos

Description (Brief):

The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Dominican Republic 2½-centavos coin around 1877. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, and coins.

Description (Brief)

Obverse: The legend reads: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA/2½ CENTAVOS/1877

Description (Brief)

Reverse: Image of a wreath around the rim, with a cross at the center.

Date Made: ca 1877

Maker: Scovill Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, WaterburyPlace Used: Dominican Republic

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Scovill, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.0296.1672Catalog Number: 1981.0296.1672Accession Number: 1981.0296

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.55 cm; 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-10de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1382706

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