2 December 1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two. The Empress Dowager Cixi had chosen him on her deathbed to succeed her. That night in Pu Yi stopped being a boy and became Xuantong, the last emperor of China.
Smoothing and engraving a coin with a message of affection was one of the few ways a convict transported to Australia could leave a memento behind with loved ones in England. These small tokens are also known as 'leaden hearts'.