Coins and Australia - 1835 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1835 - J Dunham

Transcription

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Token engraved with stippled text and a number of ornamental flourishes, and what appears to be a shoe at the base:

~
J . DUN
HAM . AD
18 . 1835 ~
~ FOR . GET
ME . NOT
~~

Front

Token engraved with stippled text and designs. An image of a bird carrying a sprig of leaves in its beak  is in the centre, over an arrow pointing to the left. Text in large capitals around the border reads:

LIBERTY . IS . SWEET :

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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