Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD)
Issue number 96, Type 22
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 50 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase. This issue commemorates Victoria's sesquicentenary, it was struck in 1984 with an old, 1983, dated die.
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a bust of Thomas Armstrong, facing, and the Advance Victoria with emu and kangaroo 1983 reverse.
At centre a bust of Thomas Armstrong facing, across breast, D. ARMSTRONG / LANDED VICTORIA 1853; around above, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART around below, * SALUTES VICTORIA'S 150 YEARS *
At centre on grassy base an emu standing facing right and a kangaroo standing facing left; above, ADVANCE VICTORIA in exergue 1983; the artist's name, HAFNER in small letters below the kangaroo
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART SALUTES VICTORIA'S 150 YEARS THOMAS D. ARMSTRONG LANDED VICTORIA 1853 Reverse: ADVANCE VICTORIA 1983 HAFNER
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 13.43 g (Weight)
Issue 96 Type 22
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.