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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1865

Famous events:

A highly qualified doctor earned £4.95 a week, which was 4 pounds, 19 shillings and 1 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, is shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s theatre in Washington, USA.

Invention:

Right up until the mid-Victorian period (1870) it was still legal to chop the head off traitors and cut their body into quarters.

 

 

Victorian fact:

English doctor Joseph Lister discovers antiseptic surgery after a boys wound miraculously recovers when it is treated with a carbolic solution.

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 46 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 28 years.

1865