Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.242.2
Dimensions: 1 in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm diameter
Credit Line: Gift of Molly D. Houghton
1998 United States Quarter
On 9/11, Molly Houghton found two quarters on the ground as she evacuated from lower Manhattan amid the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. As she had left all her belongings in her office, she used one quarter to make a phone call home to her family. She saved the remaining "lucky" quarter in her pocket.