2016 $1 Convict Love Token - Gaol Bird - One Dollar Copper Coin

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Product Code 34666
Brand Royal Australian Mint


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

Etched with a sombre image of a bird chained to the ground, this token left behind by a First Fleet transportee would become a very important numismatic artefact of Australian history. 

When Thomas Tilley was sentenced to seven years transportation for theft with force, many people may have seen him as a hardened criminal. When preparing his love token, he knew of its power to leave a gentler, nobler impression on his loved ones and for this reason he softened the explanation of his actions. 

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 - Gaol Bird - One Dollar Copper Coin

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