• Creator
  • Scovill Manufacturing Company
  • Description
  • This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1841. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 coins. This “hard times token” was made during the United States’ economic depression in the 1830s. Obv... more
    This token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1841. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 coins. This “hard times token” was made during the United States’ economic depression in the 1830s. Obverse: A ship named “Experiment” is wrecked against rocks. Legend: VAN BUREN METALLIC CURRENT 1837. Reverse: A ship named “Constitution” is sailing in a soft sea with full sails. Legend: WEBSTER CREDIT CURRENT 1841. Currently not on view. less