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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1895

The year before:

The year after:

Famous events:

A highly qualified doctor earned £9.71 a week, which was 9 pounds, 14 shillings and 2 pence in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Aston Villa win the FA cup and it is stolen from the window of a firm of football outfitters in Birmingham where it had been placed on display. It was never recovered.

Invention:

The walls of a Victorian school were often completely bare as teachers thought decorated walls would distract children from learning.

 

 

Victorian fact:

The radio is invented by Guilielmo Marconi, who starts his own company to develop the product.

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 76 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 58 years.

1895