Tin with paper money and coins

Tin with paper money and coins

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Description: This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon.
Context: When the hijacked airplane was crashed into the Pentagon, the jet fuel ignited a huge fire. The heat from the blaze was so intense that it melted coins stored in this tin on an office worker’s desk.
The Pentagon houses over 23,000 civilian and military employees, and is the headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. In the Pentagon attack, 125 employees were killed and some 140 more were injured.
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin container, fused
United States: Virginia, Pentagon
overall: 160 mm x 113 mm x 30 mm; 6 5/16 in x 4 7/16 in x 1 3/16 in
ID Number
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September 11 Terrorist Attacks
September 11th Attacks
Attack on the Pentagon
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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