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 with cursive text:

Robt Dodds
Aged 26
1838

Karen Adams says:

I am a descendant of James Thurtell . About five years ago I discovered who his parents were through the hi...

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Paul Ware says:

Very similar to one in my collection, except mine is only engraved on one side . Style of writing and layou...

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Paul Ware says:

Hi It could be as simply as the engraver making a mistake and not wanting to start another coin!!! It looks...

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Dee Manders says:

Just wondering if the cross on the t is actually a typo :) or damage to the token. Maybe it says " for Sofie"

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