Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 355 Type 129
Other Details: 1000 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes, $1 offered off further shoe purchase when returned.
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Ian Armstrong's celebrating on his penny-farthing bicycle, his arms and feet raised, he is waving an Australian flag and his top-hat, together with the Thomas Armstrong commemorative reverse.
At centre, Ian Armstrong seated on a penny-farthing bicycle both feet lifted and both hands raised, in his left hand a top-hat, in his right an Australian flag; around, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON 12000 TOKENS ISSUED 1977.87; across field left, IAN / ARMSTRONG; across field right, MR / PENNY / FARTHING
At centre a bust of Thomas Armstrong facing, across breast, THOMAS D. ARMSTRONG / LANDED VICTORIA 1853; around above, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART around below, * 75 YEARS OF FOOTWEAR SERVICE *
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON 12000 TOKENS ISSUED 1977.87 IAN ARMSTRONG MR PENNY FARTHING Reverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART 75 YEARS OF FOOTWEAR SERVICE THOMAS D. ARMSTRONG LANDED VICTORIA 1853
Type of item
1.5 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.62 g (Weight)
Issue 355 Type 129
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.