Coins and Australia - 1830 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1830 - M H

Frederick Buck, 19, was tried and convicted at the Old Bailey on 8 July 1830 for stealing one crown, four half-crowns, six shillings and four sixpences from the till of the Rose & Crown hotel on 28 May 1830. He was sentenced to seven years' transportation.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with the image of a heart crossed with two downwards facing arrows and a downward facing arrow in the centre. There is an initial on either side and one word engraved below:

M H 
ADIEU

Front

Crudely engraved token with six lines of text, the third line partially scored through:

IN MEMORY
OF
F. BUCK WHO
WAS BANISHED
FOR 7 YEARS
1830

Diameter

35.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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