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Your Coin History



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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!


Your coin year: 1845

Famous events:

A doctor earned £3.64 a week, which was 3 pounds, 12 shillings, 9 pence in Victorian money


(click here to learn more about British money before 1971).

How much people did people earn?

The railways of Great Britain reach 8000km in length, covering most of the country.


In the 1830s and 1840s adults were only expected to live until their late 30s, but this improved by the end of the Victorian period.

Victorian fact:

Tarmac was used on a road in Nottingham for the first time.  This meant that people had a smoother journey instead of riding on mud and cobbled roads.

The year before:

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 26 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 8 years.  The Royal couple purchase Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, which was set to become one of their favourite places to live.