Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD)
Issue number 230 Type 60
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 1939 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase. This die had an error - "OF" instead of "OFF"
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Thomas Armstrong and an offer of $1 OF (sic).
Around on broad rim defined by 24 mm line circle, * THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING* ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON at centre THIS VALUED CUSTOMER TOKEN WORTH $1 SAVING OF (sic) YOUR NEXT PURCHASE. The * stops around the rim take the form of boots.
At centre a bust of Thomas Armstrong facing, across breast, THOMAS D. ARMSTRONG / LANDED VICTORIA 1853; around above, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART around below, * SALUTES VICTORIA'S 150 YEARS *
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse:THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON THIS VALUED CUSTOMER TOKEN WORTH $1 SAVING OF (sic) YOUR NEXT PURCHASE Reverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART SALUTES VICTORIA'S 150 YEARS THOMAS D. ARMSTRONG LANDED VICTORIA 1853
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.65 g (Weight)
Issue 230 Type 60
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.