Coins and Australia - 1833 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1833 - Joseph Hemming

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Token with the precisely engraved image of a man and a woman shaking hands. She is wearing a hat and carrying a basket, while her dress is made of a sprigged fabric with a zigzag border. He is wearing a jacket with tails and a top hat. Above the figures are the words:

Peace Love and Unity

Front

Token neatly engraved with cursive and printed text:

Joseph Hemming
BORN MARCH 4
1808
1833

On either side of the dates are the words:

Aged 25

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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