Coins and Australia - 1787 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1787 - Prestrage

Thomas Collins, 22, a labourer, was tried at the Old Bailey on 17 July 1787 for burgling John Hillman’s house at 5 Craven Street, Charing Cross. Collins was sentenced to death and executed at Newgate Prison on 30 August 1787.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with the image of a woman, holding a rose in her right hand. Around the border runs the text:

Mrs Prestrage

Front

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

T C. CAST 17th JULY 1787

Diameter

28.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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