Coins and Australia - 1831 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1831 - Nathaniel Thorne



Token consisting of the head of a George III halfpenny. On either side of the head is an initial:

H .R.


Token engraved with the crude image of two men, each holding a hat in one hand and a flower in the other, beneath a light dangling from a canopy. Around the border of the coin are the words (from top right):

Nathaniel Thorne Aged 19 . Edward Harris Aged 23 Years

At the base of the figures are the words:

when this you
see Remember
me Jan 1[3]

Above the figures is engraved in very small letters:

T 18 [M?] H.14.Y


31.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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