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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1842

Famous events:

A teacher earned £1.34 a week, which was 1 pound, 6 shillings and 9 pence in Victorian money.

How much people did people earn?

The mines act was introduced, which stopped children under 10 from working down mines. 

Invention:

Servants accounted for 4% of the entire population – about 1.2 million people.

Victorian fact:

Charles Babbage worked on the first 'calculating engine', which led to the development of the computers we use today.

The year before:

The year after:

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 23 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 5 years, when her and Albert visit Scotland for the first time.

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