A RARE Royal Mint suffragette 50p coins is selling for £15 on auction sites.

The coin, designed by Mary Milner-Dickens, was created in 2003 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union.

On platforms like eBay, the coin has been sold for fees like £15.97 and £1.99, always well above the value the coin was created for.

On Thursday, November 2, a  listing called '2003 Elizabeth II 50p proof coin suffragettes taken from Royal Mint proof set, was sold for £15.97.

On Saturday, September 7, another coin with the same listing information  was sold for £14.97, with an added £1 delivery fee - raising the price to £15.97.

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The figure of a suffragette, chained to railings and holding a banner - displaying the letters WSPU can be seen on the coin.

To the right o the coin, a ballot paper marked with a cross and the words 'give women the vote', and to the left, the value of 50 pence.

Below and to the far right, the anniversary dates 1903 and 2003 are displayed.