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Numismatic Detective -- Update 1891 US Patent Centennial Medal



...from the Smithsonian Institution to the ANA's Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library...

I located a specimen that resides in the Smithsonian Institution collection that provided an additional trail of research ...


Manufacturer is identified as Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut (in business since in 1802). The Smithsonian has a very large collection of their medals, money, tokens, buttons and pins that dates back to the early 1800s.


The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS) provided additional information on the Scovill Manufacturing Company



I'm making the assumption that this medal is listed in the book, National Commemorative Medals of the United States since 1873, as NBS did reference this book.

So...Made use of my ANA membership...I requested ANA's Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library to send me copy for my reading pleasure...

...the research continues...

So far this research has been very interesting...

Received my specimen this morning and I was amazed at the proof-like fields...this has to be a presentation piece since its well preserved...


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