Do you think you’ve potentially got some 50p coins lying around or tucked away in a box in the loft?

Well, even if you have the slightest incline that you do, it’s worth checking as a 50p coin has sold for more than six times its face value on eBay after a seller in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire listed it.

The coin, which sold for £3.20 after a small bidding war, was released in 2003 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette Movement.

In the description of the listing, the seller described the coin as “a true gem for those interested in the suffragette movement and the fight for women's rights.”

This 50p marks the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette MovementThis 50p marks the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette Movement (Image: eBay)

This coin was also released as a 22 carat gold 50p coin and is listed on the Royal Mint website for £1,110 but it isn’t available to buy currently.

Explaining the design of the coin, the Royal Mint says that Mary Milner Dickens designed the coin which sees “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 50 PENCE, and below and to the right 1903 and 2003”.

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The Suffragettes played an important role in campaigning “for the right of women to vote in the UK.”

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The Museum of London website explains: “The Suffragettes were part of the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign that had long fought for the right of women to vote in the UK.

“They used art, debate, propaganda, and attack on property including window smashing and arson to fight for female suffrage.

“Suffrage means the right to vote in parliamentary and general elections.”

The coin sold for £3.20 which is more than 6x its face value.