Suffragette 50p

Suffragette 50p 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”.

2003 Suffragette 50 pence

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

Issued 2003
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00g
Thickness 1.78mm
Composition Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen 2003 – Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer Mary Milner Dickens
Edge Plain
Mintage 3,124,030

Suffragette 50p Mintage

How many Suffragette 50p Coins were made?

The values quoted for the Royal Mint Mintage Figures for this coin are:

MetalDescriptionQuantityIssue Limits
Gold50p Suffragette Movement942 1,000
Silver50p Suffragette Movement 6,267 15,000
Silver50p Piedfort Suffragette Movement 6,795 7,500
Base50p Suffragette Movement BU 9,582
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 £2.50 including postage.

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

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