Anniversary of the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union 50p



Issued 2003
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Mary Milner Dickens
Edge Plain
Inscription GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, the value 50 PENCE, dates 1903&2003
Mintage 3,124,030
B.U pack C
4.95 L
2003 I
Sold 9,582 K

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The Suffragettes 50p commemorates the centenary of the establishment of the Women's Social and Political Union. With Emmeline and Christabelle Pankhurst at its forefront, the Suffrugette movement finally saw the partial votes for women in 1918, with the franchise being extended to all women over 21 in 1928.