Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 299 Type 97
Other Details: 400 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes, $1 offered off further shoe purchase when returned - with the value rising by a dollar for each year between 1987 and 2000, if redeemed in 2000 it would have been valued at $14 off a pair of shoes.
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon and Armstrong's inflation proof dollar offer.
At centre between penny-farthing bicycle and Ford truck, THIS $1 TOKEN / GAINS $1 EACH YEAR FROM / 1987 TILL 2000 AD / WHEN WORTH $14 OFF YOUR / NEXT PAIR OF SHOES AT / ARMSTRONG SHOE MART / 70 WELLS ST / FRANKSTON; around, ARMSTRONGS INFLATION PROOF DOLLAR * EDITION LIMITED TO 5000 *
At centre, Neil Armstrong in space-suit stepping off foot-pad of lunar lander around, ARMSTRONG'S SHOES FIRST ON THE MOON : ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON : in field to left of lander leg, THAT'S / ONE / STEP FOR / MAN, ONE / GIANT LEAP / FOR MANKIND / NEIL / ARMSTRONG / 20 JULY 1969
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Neil Armstrong - National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Australia, 1987
Depicted as he set foot on the moon.
Obverse: THIS $1 TOKEN GAINS $1 EACH YEAR FROM 1987 TILL 2000 AD WHEN WORTH $14 OFF YOUR NEXT PAIR OF SHOES AT ARMSTRONG SHOE MART 70 WELLS ST FRANKSTON ARMSTRONGS INFLATION PROOF DOLLAR * EDITION LIMITED TO 5000 * Reverse: ARMSTRONG'S SHOES FIRST ON THE MOON : ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON : THAT'S ONE STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND NEIL ARMSTRONG 20 JULY 1969
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.31 g (Weight)
Issue 299 Type 97
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.