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Learn about the history of your souvenir coin!

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Your coin year: 1900

The year before:

The year after:

Famous events:

A highly qualified doctor earned £9.25 a week, which was 9 pounds and 5 shillings in Victorian money.

 

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

How much people did people earn?

Great Britain and Ireland compete at the Olympics in Paris and win 15 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals.

Invention:

Queen Victoria was only five feet tall.

 

 

Victorian fact:

Kodak introduce their first Brownie camera.  Intended to be cheap and easy to carry, it is bought by both adults and children.

Queen Victoria's age and reign:

Queen Victoria was 81 years old on the 24th May and had been Queen for 63 years.

1900