The National Museum of Australia has 314 convict love tokens in its collection. These tokens were made by convicts around the time of their sentencing and were given to friends and loved ones as mementos.

What is a convict love token?

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Token crudely engraved on the head of  an 1826 penny, still showing some of its markings:

IT IS
TREASON
TO
DETAIN
THE

paul ware says:

Most probably a 1806 or 1807 Coin

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paul ware says:

Hi, just like a add this coin is a 1799 penny

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paul ware says:

Hi Sophie, Here are the photo's of the love token I was talking to you about. It is a photo of a photo as m...

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Sophie_Jensen says:

Indeed! It would be great to hear more about your collection -(I'd love to see an image of your similar exa...

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