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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | December 17, 2018

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Dahl or no Dahl

The Royal Mint have confirmed that they rejected plans to produce a commemorative coin for Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday celebrations because of Dahl’s anti-Semitic views.

The decision to reject the coin was made in 2014 and were in preparation for what would have been the author’s 100th birthday.

The Guardian broke the news in early November after it obtained information from the Royal Mint
using a freedom of information law. Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter were chosen instead.