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Created by:
United States Mint, American, founded 1792  Search this
Owned by:
George Monroe, American, 1916 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
3/4 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. (1.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
coins
Place collected:
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1917
Description:
A charred penny from the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. The penny is red and brown. The embossing on the front of the penny is still visible. The word "Liberty" is on the left side next to a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln in profile. "1917" appears next to Lincoln on the right side. The back side of the coin is completely melted and nothing is visible.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Scott Ellsworth
Object number:
2012.96.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Coins and Currency
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5566e0968-f39e-4ba4-800c-5b0ec598cd51
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.96.2