George Washington Civil War Token

George Washington Civil War Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this token in 1863. 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 tokens.
Obverse: Image of a George Washington equestrian statue. The legend reads: FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE/1863.
Reverse: U.S. shield surrounded by four flags, wreath with one side of palm and one of oak. The legend reads: UNION FOR EVER.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.9 cm; 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1599
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1599
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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