The limited edition Royal Mint silver Proof 50p coin that marks the 100th anniversary of the Act that reformed our right to vote in Britain.
Designed by Stephen Taylor, the obverse of the coin features a line of people queuing (that quintessential staple of British culture), waiting to cast their votes. A woman, a soldier, a working-class man and a suffragette represent different societal classes finally awarded a voice in the political arena after years of painful struggle. The design was inspired by posters from the period.
The reverse features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.
Struck in .925 silver, this coin features Taylor's initials and is strictly limited.
Your coin arrives in an official presentation case from The Royal Mint. It is accompanied by informative packaging produced in collaboration with Vote 100.
The Act, passed in February 1918, granted property-owning women over the age of 30 and all men over the age of 21 the right to vote. Although much progress was still to be made, it marked a watershed moment in the enfranchisement of British citizens, and was a huge victory for freedom and democracy.The 100th Anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 2018 Silver Proof 50p Coin add-to-cart Collection Complete set N/A Silver st No No supplierCost tags
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