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 fine rope border and two crossed hearts above six lines of cursive text:

Dear Father Mother
A gift to you ~
From me a friend
Whose love for you
Shall never end
1818

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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