Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1984 (AD)
Issue number 190 Type 50
Mint: Brim Artist: Hafner
Other Details: 200 struck in gilding metal and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount given if returned on the occasion of a further purchase.
A gilding metal medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a bust of Ian Armstrong, facing and wearing glasses, and Olympic Willy.
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
At centre within a line circle 22 mm diameter, Willie the Olympic Koala standing facing before the Australian flag; around, OLYMPIC PENNY . 1984 . with the mint name in small letters at the sides of the date, BRIM MELB
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART. SHOEX 70 WELLS ST. FRANKSTON LOOK AT YOUR SHOES OTHERS DO INA M.L. ARMSTRONG 1984 Reverse: OLYMPIC PENNY 1984 BRIM MELB
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 32 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.96 g (Weight)
Issue 190 Type 50
[Book] Carter, Mike & Armstrong, Ian. 2013. The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue.