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.
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|