The obverse portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley was used on all UK coinage from 1998 to 2014 and also on some coins dated 2015. It was the fourth portrait of the Queen used on coinage.

The reverse design, by Mary Milner Dickens shows an Edwardian lady, chained to railing, holding a WSPU banner and with a ballot box to the right and the dates 1903 and 2003. The WSPU was a militant union that campaigned tirelessly for equal woman’s voting rights from 1903 to 1917.

2003 Suffragette

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