it must have been a victory, otherwise why would such a coin be issued. This sort of plausibility pap is the base of propaganda.
Propaganda throws out some claims and lets the saps who swallow it fill in the details. Too much detail is actually risky for spreading
lies since there is more chance of direct contradiction.
For example, the tin foil hat drivel from the western MSM about novichoke and Polonium poisoning of so-called Putin critics. There
is no real analysis in any of the hit pieces. This rubbish then builds up over time and various lemmings see it is pure fact. Lying by
omission is very potent in propaganda. We have the routine military activity of NATzO near Russia's borders ignored, but lots of hype
about some Tu-95 being "intercepted" in the nebulous air identification zones that have no legal weight but sound like they do. So
every koolaid drinker runs around hating on Russia for "harassing" precious NATzO countries.
We had the awarding of medals to the criminals that shot down Iran flight 655 from Iranian territorial waters. The US tries to create
reality in the way that Karl Rove described. Imperial hubris on steroids.