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"Riot penny" charred during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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
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
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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
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