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?

Read more about the collection

Token engraved with a border of leaves around the bottom half and rope or chain around the top, and three lines of text:

ELIJAH SWAINSON
CAST FOR DEATH
5th July 1817

Pippa Little says:

Cool! I would love to see more!😊

View this comment

paul ware says:

Most probably a 1806 or 1807 Coin

View this comment

paul ware says:

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

View this comment

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...

View this comment