2016 $1 Convict Love Token - Forget Me Not - One Dollar Copper Coin

Price: AU$24.95

 

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Product Code 34665
Brand Royal Australian Mint

Description

Featuring a design taken from genuine Convict Love Tokens, the Australian legal tender coin is struck from copper, and then individually antiqued by hand to resemble the original. Set within an individual card, the ‘Forget Me Not’ $1 coin will make a great addition to your collection.

- Official Australian legal tender issue – mintage 30,000
- Each copper $1 coin struck to Unc standard – spans 33.04mm
- Beautifully presented within informative individual pack

With a border of olive branches and an image of a dove in flight, the symbols of peace would strike a chord with any loved one who received the token. The universal saying, "forget me, not" and the heart with arrows through it, are timeless symbols of love. 

The convict's full name, crime and ultimate fate of this token are unknown. The recipients of the token have been lost to history. However, the passion of this piece cannot be doubted. 

Convict love tokens, also known as leaden hearts, were deeply sentimental and symbolic pieces. They offered convicts a final chance to have a piece of themselves kept in the hearts, minds and homes of their loved ones. When British convicts were transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries, their sentences may have been for seven or fourteen years. However, for many it was almost impossible to return home. Tokens were often made from British cartwheel pennies, worn down and engraved with messages of love. 




2016 $1 Convict Love Token - Forget Me Not - One Dollar Copper Coin

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