Suffragette 50p

Suffragette 50p Coin

This coin was issued in 2003 by The Royal Mint as a fifty pence coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Women’s Social and Political Union more commonly known as “The Suffragettes”.

Also known as the “Give Women The Vote” fifty pence.

2003 Suffragette 50 Pence

Suffragette 50p
Suffragette 50p

The coin depicts the figure of a Suffragette chained to railings and holding a banner on which appear the letters WSPU, to the right a ballot paper marked with a cross and the words GIVE WOMEN THE VOTE, to the left the value 50 PENCE, and below and to the far right, the Anniversary dates 1903 and 2003.

The fifty pence coins available included Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Piedfort Proof Coins for you to add to your collection. The mint also released a 50p Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Coin and 50p Coin for general circulation.

Suffragette 50p Coin Specifications

CompositionCupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse DesignerPortrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2003 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse DesignerMary Milner Dickens

How many Suffragette 50p Coins were made?

The Royal Mint quoted Mintage Figures for this coin are:

MetalDescriptionMintageMax Mintage
Gold50p Suffragette Movement9421,000
Silver50p Suffragette Movement6,26715,000
Silver50p Piedfort Suffragette Movement6,7957,500
Base50p Suffragette Movement BU9,582
Base50p Suffragette Movement general circulation3,124,030

The source of the Mintage information is from The Royal Mint website for the Suffragettes 50p Coin. “Piedfort” means “double-thickness”.

How much is the Suffragette 50p worth?

From our own manual research of completed sales on we see circulated Suffragette 50p coins selling for around £2 including postage. See our list of 50p coin values for latest price updates on all fifty pence coins in circulation.

Please do your own research before investing in any coins, prices and demand can change at any time.

What is a Suffragette?

suffragette was a member of an activist women’s organization in the early 20th century who, under the banner “Votes for Women”, fought for the right to vote in public elections. The term refers in particular to members of the British Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a women-only movement founded in 1903 by Emmeline Pankhurst, which engaged in direct action and civil disobedience.

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