Coins and Australia - 1836 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1836 - G Coates

G Coates, 17, a labourer, was sentenced to three months in the Middlesex House of Correction on 19 August 1836 for stealing a necklace.

Transcription

Back

Token engraved with stippled border and stippled cursive text:

A . token
from
G . Coates
1836

Front

Token engraved with stippled border and stippled cursive text:

Forget
me not
my dear
Mother

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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