"Jack the Ripper" Victorian Coin
Jack the Ripper is one of the world’s most notorious serial killers. Terrorizing London’s East End during the summer and autumn of 1888, victims unlucky enough to cross “his” path ended up with a sliced throat, among other atrocities. Due to the precise nature of his mutilations, it was speculated he was a physician, butcher or surgeon. His first five victims were all prostitutes who were plying their trade in the impoverished Whitechapel district. Despite widespread news coverage and investigations, the murders have never been solved. Now you can own a genuine British Victorian Penny just like the ones in circulation during Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror. Did the madman carry one of these in his pocket? Or was it used as payment to one of his victims? No one can know for sure. But one thing that is certain, this coin and story will make a fascinating addition to anyone’s collection.