Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1985 (AD)
Issue number 216 Type 54
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 20 struck in copper and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $2 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase. This piece is called a mule by Armstrong, but may have been a joint promotion between the two shoe shops.
A copper medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a bust of Ian Armstrong, facing front, and the Hall's of Toorak shoe-shine boy reverse.
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
Shoeshine boy kneeling facing left cleaning left shoe of Gentleman wearing top hat with cane under arm who stands facing right with left foot on box, in exergue, SHOES; around on broad rim defined by a line circle 23 mm diameter, .HALL'S OF TOORAK . 484 TOORAK ROAD TOORAK VILLAGE
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART. SHOEX 70 WELLS ST. FRANKSTON LOOK AT YOUR SHOES OTHERS DO IAN M.L. ARMSTRONG 1984 Reverse: HALL'S OF TOORAK 484 TOORAK ROAD TOORAK VILLAGE
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.42 g (Weight)
Issue 216 Type 54
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.