- Description (Brief)
- The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Nicaraguan five centavos coin around the 1898. 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, medals, and coins.
- Obverse: Image of the Nicaragua coat of arms, consisting of a triangle, a Phrygian cap and five volcanoes. The legend reads: ESTADO DE NICARAGUA.
- Reverse: Floral wreath around the rim. Legend reads: 5/CENTAVOS/1898
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Scovill Manufacturing Company
- overall: 2 cm; 13/16 in
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- Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
- Industry & Manufacturing
- Scovill Manufacturing Collection
- Coins, Currency and Medals
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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