Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 288 Type 93
Other Details: 400 struck in copper 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 copper medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a twelve meter yacht under full sail 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, twelve meter yacht under full sail to right; around, AMERICA'S CUP 1987 PERTH AUSTRALIA, in waves below yacht 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: AMERICA'S CUP 1987 PERTH AUSTRALIA HAFNER
Type of item
3 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 17.19 g (Weight)
The Armstrong catalogue gives the thickness of this type as 2 mm - this example is 3 mm
Issue 288 Type 93
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.