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Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1983 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32975

Summary:
Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 308 Type 100
Mint: Hafner
Other Details: 200 gilding metal Hall's of Toorak medals were engraved "ARMSTRONG $1" in April 1987 and given to Armstrongcustomers who purchased shoes, $1 offered off further shoe purchase when returned.
Description:
A gilding metal medal (32 mm diameter) featuring a shoe-shine boy and the 1986 Success to Trade and Commerce reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.82 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: customer rewards programs, shoe shops
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- )
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Australian Historical Medals
DateEra: 1983 AD
Obverse Description: 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 engraved in field AROSTRONG / $1
Reverse Description: Emu and kangaroo standing facing each other on grassy base, the emu on the left; around above, SUCCESS TO TRADE AND COMMERCE; in exergue 1986 and the mint name HAFNER in small letters
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: SHOES HALL'S OF TOORAK 484 TOORAK ROAD TOORAK VILLAGE ARMSTRONG $1
Reverse: SUCCESSTO TRADE AND COMMERCE 1986 HAFNER
Shape: round
Material: Gilding Metal
Issued By: Armstrong Shoe Mart, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Mint: Hafner (Mint), Eltham, Victoria, Australia, 1983

200 struck & engraved in April 1986.
Commissioned By: Hall's of Toorak, Toorak, Victoria, Australia, 1983

Hall's issued their promotional pieces inb 1983 - Armstrong calls this a mule but it would seem that the 200 struck were simply made by sharing the dies.
References: Issue 308 Type 100
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Ian Armstrong - Armstrong Court Pty Ltd, Mike Carter, The Armstrong Tokens: The World's Largest Private Issue, Melbourne, /12/2013

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