Coins and Australia - 1834 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1834 - R Turner

Richard Turner, 26, Richard Oakley, 24, and Henry Rye, 20, were tried and convicted at Kent, Sandwich Session of Peace and Gaol Delivery in August 1834. These three tokens are identical in style. The evidence suggests that the three men were all involved in the same case, listed for Oakley as breaking into a counting house and stealing - and larceny. Oakley and Rye were sentenced to 14 years' transportation. Turner was acquitted after evidence was admitted suggesting that he may have informed against Oakley and Rye.



Head of a George III penny, 1807.


Token engraved with a flowerpot and leaf decoration at the base, and nine lines of text:

Dear mother
when this you see
Remember me
and bear me in your
mind let all the **
world say what 
thay will speak of
as you find
R.* Turner 1834


34.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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