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Your Coin History



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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!


Your coin year: 1863

Famous events:

A farm worker earned 72p a week, which was 14 shillings and 5 pence in Victorian money.


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

How much people did people earn?

The football association is created in a London pub, by a group of men who agree on a set of rules to be followed by universities and colleges who play the game.


Queen Victoria reigned for so long that almost every part of British life changed.  For example, her first picture as a young Queen was painted, but her last picture before she died was a photograph.



Victorian fact:

The world's first underground railway is opened in London. It eventually gets the name ‘The Tube’ and uses gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives.

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 44 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 26 years.