Coins and Australia - 1832 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1832 - William Hancock

William Hancock, 20, a farrier from Kensington, was tried and convicted for highway robbery at St Mary Abbots and sentenced to death on 5 April 1832. Hancock's sentence was commuted to life transportation. He left from Plymouth on the York on 1 September 1832 and arrived in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) on 29 December.



Token engraved with cursive text:

Hancock, Cast
For death, Apil,
5, 1832. Age,d
20 years.


Token engraved with a decorative leaf design at the top, and a thistle, shamrock and rose at the base. Cursive text reads:

We part in hopes
To meet again.


36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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