Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD)
Issue number 235 Type 65
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 500 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase.
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon as reverse and an offer of $1 OFF
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 OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE. The * stops around the rim take the form of boots.
At centre a bust of Ian Armstrong facing 3/4 right wearing glasses around, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART. SHOEX * 70 WELLS ST. FRANKSTON * (the * stops are in the form of penny-farthing bicycles); around above in second row, LOOK AT YOUR SHOES OTHERS DO; across bust, IAN M.L. ARMSTRONG / 1984
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse:THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON THIS VALUED CUSTOMER TOKEN WORTH $1 SAVING OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE 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), 13.61 g (Weight)
Issue 235 Type 65
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.