Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD)
Issue number 227 Type 58
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 1007 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase.

Physical Description

A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon and Ian Armstrong.

Obverse Description

At centre, Neil Armstrong in space-suit stepping off foot-pad of lunar lander around, ARMSTRONG'S SHOES FIRST ON THE MOON : ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON : in field to left of lander leg, THAT'S / ONE / STEP FOR / MAN, ONE / GIANT LEAP / FOR MANKIND / NEIL / ARMSTRONG / 20 JULY 1969

Reverse Description

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

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