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Women on the homefront coin

This original Second World War sixpence coin commemorates Women's roles on the homefront.

During the Second World War male dominated industries found their workforces depleted, and by the end of 1941, Britain began conscripting women. They found themselves developing skills and earning their own wages, giving them a newfound independence.

Gender inequality was still prevalent, women were not allowed to fight on the front line in Britain and still had to support the household duties whilst in work, but it was evident that this was the start of something more for women and their important position in society.

Small parts choking hazard, not suitable for children under 5.

Card / Cupro nickel coin

Polish with a soft cloth

Size: L 8.5cm x W 6. 8cm

Made in the UK
Name:
Women on the homefront coin
Price:
£ 1.50
Product Code:
RP00449
Availability:
In Stock