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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1882

Famous events:

A teacher earned £2.37 a week, which was 2 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

The sixth assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, when a man called Roderick Maclean jumps out and shoots at her carriage.  He is knocked to the ground and held down by a policeman and two schoolboys, who pin him in place with their umbrellas.

Invention:

Between 1850 and 1880, British soldiers fought almost all over the world to protect and expand the British Empire, often by stealing land from the people who already lived there!

 

 

Victorian fact:

Dr Schuyler Skaats Wheeler invents the first electrically powered mechanical fan.

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 63 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 45 years.

1882