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Offline brandm24

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Good advice on a coin
« on: April 07, 2020, 06:26:56 PM »
This counterstamp "Dont Panic" is struck on a 1948 British half crown. I'm not sure what the message is meant to convey or even the age of the stamp, but I think it's good advice for all of us during these difficult times. While we all understand the gravity of the situation we're faced with, we need to remain calm and do what must be done to stay safe.

This may be the most important message I've ever seen on a coin. No, actually, IT IS the most important.

 Stay well, everyone and watch over your loved ones. This will end!

Bruce
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Re: Good advice on a coin
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 08:20:08 PM »
Being American, you may not have heard of corporal Jones.

Peter

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Re: Good advice on a coin
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
googling around it would seem that that show is the modern origin of the phrase,
Don't panic - Wikipedia
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Good advice on a coin
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 11:20:48 AM »
No, I'm not familiar with Corporal Jones. A funny clip. While he's imploring everyone not to panic...he is.  :laughing:

Bruce
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