The Representation of the People Act 1918 allowed more men to vote, including those over 19 who served in the military. Crucially, it gave women over 30 ‘of property’ the right to vote for the first time, and paved the way for equal representation in 1928. 100 years later we recognise its influence on our lives today with this official UK 50p Piedfort coin with a design by Royal Mint coin designer Stephen Taylor. The coin is struck in double the thickness of sterling silver as the standard 50p coin and comes with a booklet that tells the story of the Act and the people behind it.
Alloy: Cupro Nickel
Presentation: Royal Mint original folder ( sealed )