Brothel Tokens

A variety of replica tokens of the legendary brothels of the old west. Two sided brass brothel tokens from the best of the old west-Stella's, Walt's, Fat Ann's and more.

National Museum of Australia - Convict tokens

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'.

One shilling, silver tokens, 1812 & other Regency Era currency

A Primer on Regency Era Currency

This week’s Regency Primer Series entry focuses on Regency Era currency and how people referred to money as opposed to what it could purchase. Shown here: One Shilling, silver tokens,

Convict Love Token c.1787. Courtesy Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum - Convict Love Token belonging to Thomas Tilley who arrived on the First Fleet ship Alexander in Find out more about the voyage of the convict ship Alexander at Free Settler or Felon

The Charlotte Medal...the Charlotte was one of the six convict ships in the First Fleet. The ship's surgeon,John White, had convict Thomas Barrett(forger), engrave this silver medal as a memento.

The Charlotte Medal.the Charlotte was one of the six convict ships in the First Fleet. The ship's surgeon, John White, had convict Thomas Barrett (forger), engrave this silver medal as a memento.

Token, 1818 | Museum of London  "Convicts sentenced to transportation to Australia often gave their loved ones tokens as keepsakes. These are also known as 'leaden hearts'. Typically tokens were made by rubbing a coin and then engraving or stippling pictures and personal messages onto the smooth surface. The tradition of giving love tokens originated with sailors who left tokens for their sweethearts."

Token, 1818 | Museum of London "Convicts sentenced to transportation to Australia often gave their loved ones tokens as keepsakes. These are also known as 'leaden hearts'. Typically tokens were made by rubbing a coin and then engraving or stippling pictures and personal messages onto the smooth surface. The tradition of giving love tokens originated with sailors who left tokens for their sweethearts."

Holey dollar and dump, first distinct coinage of New South Wales, 1813    Find more detailed information about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=431559    From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales: http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

A holey dollar dating from the time of Governor Lachlan Macquarie has been stolen from the New South Whales State Library.

Convict love token, First Fleet, copper, New South Wales/Great Britain, 1786-1787 - Powerhouse Museum Collection

Convict love token, First Fleet, copper, New South Wales/Great Britain, - Powerhouse Museum Collection

A convict love token made from an engraved copper penny sized blank coin. Engraved on the obverse is a sailor standing in front of a sailing ship, with a pipe in his mouth. The reverse reads "Samuel / Smith aged / 34, 7, Ys, 1839 / Remember me / when far away". A peacock as been engraved in a stipple design at the bottom of the reverse side.

Convict love token from Samuel Smith, aged The reverse side reads "Remember me when far away".

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