Coins and Australia - 1842 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1842 - H V

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Token engraved with a wide stippled border, leaving blank the shape of a rounded cross in the centre. At top and bottom of the cross is a sun shape, and there is stippled cursive text, joined by swirling lines, engraved across the centre:

Absent
but not
Forgot

Front

Token engraved with stippled text and designs. In the centre is a heart, with leaves and a flower emerging from the top. On either side is a border of leaves, and a sun shape. Inside the heart are initials, a date and another sun shape:

H x V
1842

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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