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 engraved with a stippled border, decorative diamond shapes, a cross (at top) and a heart (at bottom), and five lines of stippled text:

THOMAS
LOCK
AGED . 22
TRANSPed
10 Years

Justin McLoughlin says:

I think it’s so sad that these people of many aches are being sent to another country away from there loved...

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April says:

Hi Paul Yes you could be right? I have a few sailors love tokens in my collection and to my knowledge the m...

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Paul Ware says:

Hi April Really nice coin, but my thoughts are that it could possibly be a Sailors Farewell Token?? Just p...

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April says:

So simple, but the sentiment so powerful.

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