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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1837

William IV died at the age of 71 on the 20 June 1837, meaning that Victoria became Queen.

A farmworker earned 58p a week, or 11 shillings and 6 pence in Victorian money.

Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph, while two men from Britain called Cooke and Wheatstone were also inventing their own version.

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Invention:

The Police Force was created during the Victorian period by a man called Sir Robert Peel, which is why they have the nickname 'Bobbies'.

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 18 on the 24th May, almost a month before she became Queen.  This ensured that she could rule independently without anybody telling her what to do.

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