P.T. Barnum Festival Coin

P.T. Barnum Festival Coin

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this souvenir coin in 1965. 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, and coins.
Obverse: Bust of P.T. Barnum facing right.
Reverse: Image of an eagle. The legend reads: The Annual Barnum Festival/ 1965/ BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT YANKEE COIN CLUB/ COIN-O-RAMA
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
depicted
Barnum, P. T.
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4 cm; 1 9/16 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1612
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1612
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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