Representation of the People Act Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover | The Royal Mint

Representation of the People Act Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover

  • A limited edition coin and stamp set
  • Contains eight ‘Votes for Women’ stamps featuring iconic photos from the Suffragette Movement, exclusive to the Royal Mail
  • The obverse of the coin features a design by Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor
  • The design is influenced by posters of the time and shows the different classes of society queueing to vote
  • Contains a two-sided poster showcasing some of the best artwork from the suffragette era, highlighting the art and literature that was used
  • The coin is a UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin, celebrating 100 years of the Representation of the People Act 1918
Price: £17.50
  • No Longer Available
  • Product code: RPBPNC

A ‘Coin for All’ – Marking the Fight for Rights

The Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the right to vote to all men over the age of 21 and any man 19 or older who had served in the armed forces. Most significantly the Act gave voting rights to some women over 30, a big step towards equal representation in 1928.

The Representation of the People Act 1918 meant that a greater number and a broader mix of voices could now be heard at the polls. 100 years later, we mark the centenary of this historic Act with this coin and stamp set.

This set features eight photographic stamps exclusive to the Royal Mail, highlighting moments from the Suffragette Movement, a two-sided poster and a UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The coin’s design, created by Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor, brings to life the women, soldiers and middle-class men queuing to vote for the first time.

Representation of the People Act Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover

Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Stephen Taylor
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2018

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