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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1851

Famous events:

A cook earned 55p a week, which was 11 shillings in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

The Great Exhibition of 1851 is held in Hyde Park, London, showcasing over 100,000 inventions and works of art from all around the world.

Invention:

The main cause of death in Victorian times was a disease called Tuberculosis, which was an infection of the lungs.

Victorian fact:

A man called Jacob Fussell invents ice cream in America.

The year before:

The year after:

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 32 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 14 years.

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