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Benjamin Harrison Cracker Jack Coin

Depicted:
Harrison, Benjamin
Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm; in
Object Name:
medal, political
Subject:
Industry & Manufacturing
Government, Politics, and Reform
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
ID Number:
1981.0296.1269
Accession number:
1981.0296
Catalog number:
1981.0296.1269
Description (Brief):
This coin was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the 1930s. 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. These coins could be mailed to Cracker Jack to become a Mystery Club member.
Obverse: Bust of Benjamin Harrison facing left. Legend: 23RD PRESIDENT, U.S.A./ 1889-1893/ BENJAMIN HARRISON.
Reverse: "BACKBONE BEN"/ "SON OF HIS GRANDFATHER"/ JOIN THE CRACKER JACK MYSTERY CLUB SAVE THIS COIN/ THE CRACKER JACK CO. CHICAGO, U.S.A.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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