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 with stippled diamond (and one heart) pattern around the border and stippled cursive text:

From
John . Had
don . Aged 25 for
14 years Leicester
Bricklayer
1839

Lozza says:

"Wanted to come to Australia but couldn’t afford the fare, deliberately stole 8 shillings from a haberdashe...

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Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Simon - thanks for letting us know about the link between these tokens and the back story of the convict...

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Simon Barnard says:

For more info on this token, see that of James Pratt

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Simon Barnard says:

Hiya, this token and that of Walter Jones are very similar and were probably produced by an engraver who op...

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