This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.
Woman Citizen. June 30, 1917. A periodical for women's suffrage, featuring specifically women's war work during World War I. Women's Archives Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, 1914-1944. University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections (Public Domain).