Mitad Token

Mitad Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token second half of the 19th 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 a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and token. Mitad is Spanish for “half,” and Scovill struck a variety of tokens for Colombian businesses during this time.
Obverse: The legend reads: MITAD
Reverse: The legend reads: VERGARA
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm; 11/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1484
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1484
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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