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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1847

Famous events:

A teacher earned £1.46 a week, which was 1 pound, 9 shillings, 3 pence in Victorian money.

 

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How much people did people earn?

 The world's first ever civic public park, Birkenhead Park in Birkenhead, Merseyside is opened to the public, and Thomas Edison, one of the Victorian period's greatest inventors, is born.

Invention:

In Victorian times if a rich man called a woman by her first name, it meant that he wanted to marry her and they would have to get engaged.

Victorian fact:

Tom Smith invents the world's first christmas cracker.

The year before:

The year after:

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 28 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 10 years.

1847