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 the image of a man in chains, arms outstretched. Around the border runs the text:

T C. CAST 17th JULY 1787

Hedgewych says:

Very sad.

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Linda Green says:

Lovely to see the token - it throws a new light onto my gt gt gt grandfather

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Pippa Little says:

Cool! I would love to see more!😊

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paul ware says:

Most probably a 1806 or 1807 Coin

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