2003 Suffragette UK 50p Silver Proof


  • Manufacturer: Royal Mint
  • Issuing Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2003
  • Monarch: Elizabeth II (1953 – 2022)
  • Series / Ranges: Suffragettes
  • Denomination: 50p
  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: .925
  • Metal Content: 0.2379 Troy Ounce
  • Weight: 8.00 Grams
  • Diameter: 27.30mm
  • Quality: Silver Proof
  • Issue Limit: 6,267 Worldwide
  • Presentation: Boxed with Certificate
  • Condition: Minor Natural Toning Visible

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In 2003 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Woman’s Social and Political Union, the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue 50p Fifty Pence Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver.

The year 2003 is the 100th Anniversary of the formation by Emmeline Pankhurst of the Women’s Social and Political Union, the militant wing of the women’s suffrage movement. It eventually achieved complete success in 1928 when all women received the right to vote.
Emmeline Pankhurst and a multitude of other women, including her daughter Christabel, were dedicated to obtaining equal rights for women, but the militancy of the Suffragettes alarmed members of Parliament and resulted in the imprisonment of many women.

The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 halted their campaign and, ironically, it was the crucial contribution women made to the war effort that gave them the success they deserved.
Who among the Suffragettes could have seriously envisaged that before the end of the century there would have been a female Prime Minister? Today women receive the same standard of education as men and just like men, many follow their ambitions and dreams.

Their lives have changed dramatically and today women can now take advantage of the rights they have acquired by contributing fully to society in all its aspects.
The reverse design by Mary Milner Dickens features a Suffragette, while the obverse bears a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.

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Weight 501 g


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