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Advertising Check - Olympic Penny, Estab. Four Generations, Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1984 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32886

Brass Advertising Check minted by Brim Medallions, Mitcham, Victoria. Designed by Emil Hafner, Eltham, Victoria. Issued by Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria. There were 100 of these pennies struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes. A $1 discount was given if the token was returned on the occasion of a further purchase. This issue features Willie the Olympic Koala and commemorates the 1984 Olympic Games. Issue number 154, Type 37.
A brass medal featuring Willie the Olympic Koala standing front before the Australian flag and the family crest.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.89 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: olympic games los angeles 1984, shoe shops
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- )
Primary Classification: TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - Victoria
Tertiary Classification: checks
Series: Australian Promotional Medals
DateEra: 1984 AD
Obverse Description: 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
Reverse Description: At centre within a line circle 24 mm diameter, a ladies Victorian period button-up style boot; around, ARMSTRONG BOOT & SHOE WAREHOUSE ESTAB. FOUR GENERATIONS; below boot the mint name, STOKES MELB.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: OLYMPIC PENNY 1984 BRIM MELB
Shape: round
Material: Brass
Issued By: Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1984
Mint: Brim Medallions, Mitcham, Victoria, Australia, 1984

100 struck in April 1984.
Artist: Emil Hafner, Eltham, Victoria, Australia, 1984
References: Issue No. 154 Type 37

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