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Token; gilt brass; bust of Lady Liberty, surrounded by stars, on obverse; blad eagle with a shile don its breast on reverse; obverse "SCOVILLS / NEW YORK 101 WILLIAM ST" reverse "SCOVILLS / DAGUERREOTYPE MATERIAL"
Imitation of the U.S. $10 gold piece. The Scovill firm of Waterbury, CN had its own outlet 1846-1850 in New York City. At that time the manufature of daguerreotype plates became an important part of their business.
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