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Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1987 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32962

Summary:
Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 353 Type 127
Mint: Hafner
Other Details: 1000 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes, $1 offered off further shoe purchase when returned.
Description:
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Ian Armstrong's celebrating on his penny-farthing bicycle, his arms and feet raised, he is waving an Australian flag and his top-hat, together with the 1987 emu & kangaroo 30 years in Frankston commemorative reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 16.78 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: customer rewards programs, sales promotion, shoes
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- ), Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- )
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Australian Promotional Medals
DateEra: 1987 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, Ian Armstrong seated on a penny-farthing bicycle both feet lifted and both hands raised, in his left hand a top-hat, in his right an Australian flag; around, ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON 12000 TOKENS ISSUED 1977.87; across field left, IAN / ARMSTRONG; across field right, MR / PENNY / FARTHING
Reverse Description: At centre on grassy base an emu standing facing right and a kangaroo standing facing left; above, 30 YEARS IN FRANKSTON in exergue 1987
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ARMSTRONG SHOE MART FRANKSTON 12000 TOKENS ISSUED 1977.87 IAN ARMSTRONG MR PENNY FARTHING
Reverse: 30 YEARS IN FRANKSTON 1987
Shape: round
Material: Brass
Issued By: Armstrong Shoe Mart, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Mint: Hafner (Mint), Eltham, Victoria, Australia, 1987

1150 struck in Sep 1987.
Artist: Emil Hafner, Australia, 1987
References: Issue 353 Type 127
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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