The Representation of the People Act

50p: The Representation of the People Act

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Years of issue:

2018

Coin Information:

In 2018 The Royal Mint released a 50p to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Representation of the People Act being passed. This historic act granted the vote to servicemen over the age of 19, to all men over the age of 21, and to women over the age of 30. Although it did not grant everybody the equal right to vote, this was a momentous change and formed the foundation which led to women over 21 achieving the same voting rights as men in 1928 with the passing of the Equal Franchise Act. The 50p was designed by Stephen Taylor and features five men and women in line to vote, with a woman triumphantly raising a voting card.