Coins and Australia - 1829 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1829 - Ann Reynolds

William Reynolds, 21, house servant and cook, was tried and convicted at Warwick Assizes on 4 April 1829 for stealing a lamp. He was sentenced to 14 years' transportation. He sailed for Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on the Mary on 15 December 1829. Reynolds's conduct record does indicate that at the time of his transportation he was married to Ann. He was married again, in 1841, to a woman named Eliza Campbell. He received a pardon in 1854 and died in 1887. This token appears to have been engraved by the same hand as that for David Poultney's token. Poultney was also convicted at Warwick Assizes in April 1829.



Token with the stippled engraving of a man with a chain joining his left hand and foot, doffing his top hat. Other symbols stippled on the token are a ship and a wheelbarrow, with a spade underneath. There is a decorative stippled border.


Token with a stippled scalloped border and seven lines of stippled cursive text:

all but not
For ever ~
Ann Reynolds ~
aged 22

Wm Reynolds .
aged 21  1829


36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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