Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 353 Type 127
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 1987 emu & kangaroo 30 years in Frankston 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 on grassy base an emu standing facing right and a kangaroo standing facing left; above, 30 YEARS IN FRANKSTON in exergue 1987
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON 12000 TOKENS ISSUED 1977.87 IAN ARMSTRONG MR PENNY FARTHING Reverse: 30 YEARS IN FRANKSTON 1987
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 16.78 g (Weight)
Issue 353 Type 127
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.