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Object Record

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Catalog Number 01022
Object Name Coin, Commemorative
Credit line On Loan from Major P. J. Currie
Title Death Penny
Date 1919
Description Bronze memorial disc produced in 1919 and distributed by the British Government to next of kin of all fallen service men and women of the First World War. They were paid for by German reparation money and were sent with a Memorial Scroll with a message from King George V.
Material Copper
Inscription Text HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR: ROY HARPER
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Dimensions Dia-4.75 inches
Collection Major P.J. Currie
Search Terms Coin
Death Penny
World War, 1914-1918
Condition Excellent
Event World War, 1914-1918
People Harper, Leonard Roy