Armstrong Shoe Mart Medal, issued in Frankston, 1986.
300 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.
Issue number 296 Type 96
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring the original Armstrong Ford truck 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 a Ford truck with the word Ford incuse above the radiator and ARMSTRONG SHOE MART incuse on side; around above and below, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART * 70 WELLS ST. FRANKSTON * below truck, 75 YEARS / OF / FOOTWEAR / SERVICE, below front wheel the mint and artist's name, HAFNER
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong, 1988
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 SHOE MART 70 WELLS ST. FRANKSTON 75 YEARS OF FOOTWEAR SERVICE HAFNER
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.48 g (Weight)
Issue 296 Type 96
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.