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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1860

Famous events:

A doctor earned £3.85 a week, which was 3 pounds, 17 shillings in Victorian money

 

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

How much people did people earn?

The first iron warships are used by the British navy and Florence Nightingale opens the first ever nursing training school.

Invention:

Queen Victoria hated black funerals, so at her funeral everything was covered in purple and white.

 

 

Victorian fact:

Trams are invented and used for the first time in England.

The year before:

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 41 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 23 years.

1860