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 decorative leaf design at the top, and a thistle, shamrock and rose at the base. Cursive text reads:

We part in hopes
To meet again.

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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Sophie_Jensen says:

Hi Paul - it may well relate to him. We will have to add this one to our list of tokens for further investi...

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Paul Ware says:

I Wonder if this Token could be attributed to a Edward Haddon, transported in 1833 for life aboard the Aur...

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