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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1874

Famous events:

A policeman earned £1.20 a week, which was 1 pound, 4 shillings in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Benjamin Disraeli, one of the most famous politicians of all time, becomes Prime Minister for second time.

Invention:

Rich households always had either a servant or servants.  In 1891, 2 million servants were recorded in the census.

 

 

Victorian fact:

Barbed wire is invented by Joseph F. Glidden of DeKalb, Illinois, USA.

The year before:

The year after:

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 55 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 37 years.

1874