Dead man's penny

Contributed by Antiques Roadshow - St Fagans

These were made from the used shells of ammunition and were sent to families after WW2 if they'd lost a family member. We didn't think we'd lost anyone, but our family name is on the medal.

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  • 1. At 11:42 on 16 August 2010, Huw Daniel wrote:

    The "dead mans penny" was only sent during World war One and not WW2, along woth a commemorative scroll. Only a scroll was sent during WWII.

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