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 stippled decorative image of a balloon shape with a gondola with flags on either side. On the left are stippled leaf designs and on the right is a heart. On each side of the balloon is a set of initials:

A             A
L              P

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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April says:

I love the detail on this token, and such an interesting verse!

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