Roald Dahl coin nixed because of antisemitism from Dahl

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/06/royal-mint-roald-dahl-coin-antisemitic-views

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The minutes state: "The themes set out below were considered but not recommended. 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl. Associated with antisemitism and not regarded as an author of the highest reputation."

Old new, but Dahl always protested that he was not an antisemite, just rational.