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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1855

Famous events:

A doctor earned £3.85 a week, which was 3 pounds, 16 shillings, 11 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Florence Nightingale, responding to reports of horrors in the Crimean war, sets sail with a party of twenty-eight nurses to nurse the inured British soldiers.

Invention:

Queen Victoria became known as the Grandmother of Europe after marrying her children off into the different European royal families.

Victorian fact:

Alexander Parkes discovers parkesine, which was the first ever form of the modern plastic, which is used in almost every modern device today.

The year before:

The year after:

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 36 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 18 years.

1855