100th Anniversary of the Representation of the People Act

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Specifications

Issued 2018
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Stephen Taylor
Edge Plain
Inscription 1918, Representation of the people act.
Mintage ? circulated around 03/10/18
   
B.U pack
£10.00
15/01/18
Product code
UK18RPBU
 

Design details:

A Turning Point in British Democracy.

With the calls for political reform to enable more voices to be heard at the polls growing ever louder, the Representation of the People Act passed through Parliament in 1918. It gave voting rights to all men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 30, who met minimum property qualifications. It was a landmark step on the road to equal representation and to the democratic freedom we enjoy today. The coinís design by Stephen Taylor, a graphic designer at The Royal Mint, shows newly registered voters lined up to cast their vote for the first time.

 

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