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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1884

Famous events:

A policeman earned £1.41 a week, which was 1 pound, 8 shillings and 11 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

The term Term “Industrial Revolution” is used for the first time by the historian Arnold Toynbee.  He uses it to describe the period of 1760 to 1840, when machines had started to take make manufacturing much easier than making products by hand.

Invention:

Queen Victoria’s hobbies included singing and she enjoyed painting and drawing. She also liked going to the opera.

 

 

Victorian fact:

The first ever public ladies toilets are opened in Oxford Circus, London.

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Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 65 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 47 years.

1884