James Madison Commemorative Token

James Madison Commemorative Token

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Description (Brief)
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 James Madison facing left. Legend: 4TH PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1809-1817/ JAMES MADISON.
Reverse: "FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION"/ "DECLARED WAR OF 1812"/ SECRETARY OF STATE UNDER JEFFERSON AS A DEBATER AND DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION HE BECAME ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT STATESMEN.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Madison, James
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm; in
ID Number
1981.0296.1274
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1274
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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Comments

"Hello,My father was given a similar token. On the front it reads: James Madison, it also depicts James Madison facing left. On the back it states: Presidental commemorative medallion and it has a shield in the middle. Any insight?Thank you,Eva "

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