From 1788 to 1868 many British convicts were sentenced to transportation to Australia. While the sentences were normally for seven or fourteen years returning home after this time was often impossible.
Upon being transported the convicts farewelled their homes and loved ones causing deep anguish and loss which could never be undone. Love tokens came to be a way to maintain a sentimental bond between convict and loved one and became cherished souvenirs for those people left behind.
When convicts were being held in British prisons or hulks before transportation they would wear down large low denomination coins (typically the cartwheel penny) and engrave them with poetic love quotes their names sentencing dates and pleas to never forget them. Some were engraved by the convicts themselves while some prisons had established forgers who along with their tools of the trade became the resident token crafter.
Today many of these tokens take pride of place in museums and private collections as a testimony to the history love and craftsmanship they forever symbolise.
Struck by the Royal Australian Mint these three one dollar uncirculated coins are struck in antique copper for the very first time.
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All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $9.95, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
Free Shipping: On orders $350.00 and over made in one transaction for delivery within Australia only.
Free Express Upgrade: Domestic Australian orders over the value of $1000 will automatically upgrade to Express Post at no additional expense.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- New Zealand - $25.00
- South Pacific - $30.00
- Asia - $35.00
- North & South America - $40.00
- Europe - $45.00
International orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.
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Cancelled items/orders for customer change of mind or return without major problem (in original condition) will be refunded less postage charges and any merchant fees (PayPal 2.6%, VISA/Mastercard, Shop Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay 1.6% + $0.30) associated with accepting the original payment within 28 days of purchase.