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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1893

The year before:

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Famous events:

A farm worker earned 82p a week, which was 16 shillings and 5 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

The elementary education act provides better education for blind and deaf children, creating special schools for them to attend.

Invention:

Toilet paper was only invented after the invention of the toilet in Victorian times.  Before this, people used leaves, cloth or sometimes even their hands!

 

 

Victorian fact:

Whitcomb Judson invents the zip fastener, and shows it for the first time at the 1893 Chicago world’s fair.

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 74 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 56 years.

1893