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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1876

Famous events:

A housekeeper earned 80p a week, which was 15 shillings and 11 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Queen Victoria becomes Empress of India at a ceremony called a ‘Durbah’ in Delhi, India.

Invention:

Tuberculosis, which was a chest infection often called “consumption”, was the main killer of the Victorians.

 

Victorian fact:

Alexander Graham Bell patents the first electric telephone.

The year before:

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 57 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 39 years.

1876