Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Token

Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Token

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Description (Brief)
This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-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.
Obverse: Bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left. Legend: 32nd PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1933-1945/FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
Reverse: "A NEW DEAL"/ ASST. SEC. OF THE NAVY/ GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK/ WAS MADE PRESIDENT DURING A PERIOD OF GREAT ECONOMIC DEPRESSION/ BECAME THE FIRST U.S. PRESIDENT TO BE ELECTED FOR FOUR TERMS/ "ONWARD AMERICA.”
Location
Currently not on view
depicted
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1655
catalog number
1981.0296.1655
accession number
1981.0296
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

Interesting! My mother just passed and we found one like this in her posession but it has the date 1932 on it on the front. On the back it says he was the first to be elected for “three terms” rather than four.
Cool, we just found one of these in the coin machine at the bank where I work.

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