Coins and Australia - 1838 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1838 - John Turner

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Token engraved with a large stippled square frame, bordered on all four sides with a decorative stippled curving line. There is a heart in each corner of the square frame, enclosing stippled cursive text:

John.
Turner.
Aged. 2.1

At base is the stippled date:

1.8.3.8

Front

Token engraved with eight lines of stippled cursive text:

When. this. 
you. see. remem
ber. me. and bear.
me. in. your min
d. let. all. the wor
ld. say. as. it. will
dont. prove. to
me. unkind

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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