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Sands MP (N-74)

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Type Coin
Title Sands MP (N-74)
Date 1981
Country England
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Denomination 2p
Description While during the 1981 Nationalist hunger strike at the Maze Prison, Bobby Sands ran for and won a seat in the British House of Commons. He defeated the Ulster Unionist Party candidate Harry West in the election on April 9th. Sands would die before he could take his seat. MP stands for Member (of) Parliament. Purchased from John Sheerin / Derry, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland. (Ju. 22, 2017) ($4).

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