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Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston, Victoria, Australia, 1987 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32996

Summary:
Australia Victoria Frankston
Medal - Armstrong Shoe Mart, Frankston 1987 (AD)
Issue number 305 Type 99
Mint: Hafner
Other Details: 105 struck in brass and given to customers who purchased shoes, $1 offered off further shoe purchase when returned - with the value rising by a dollar for each year between 1987 and 2000, if redeemed in 2000 it would have been valued at $14 off a pair of shoes.
Description:
A brass medal (32 mm diameter) featuring Armstrong's inflation proof dollar offer and the 1987 emu & kangaroo Advance Australia reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ian Armstrong
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.32 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 between penny-farthing bicycle and Ford truck, THIS $1 TOKEN / GAINS $1 EACH YEAR FROM / 1987 TILL 2000 AD / WHEN WORTH $14 OFF YOUR / NEXT PAIR OF SHOES AT / ARMSTRONG SHOE MART / 70 WELLS ST / FRANKSTON; around, ARMSTRONGS INFLATION PROOF DOLLAR * EDITION LIMITED TO 5000 *
Reverse Description: At centre on grassy base an emu standing facing right and a kangaroo standing facing left; above, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA in exergue 1987
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: THIS $1 TOKEN GAINS $1 EACH YEAR FROM 1987 TILL 2000 AD WHEN WORTH $14 OFF YOUR NEXT PAIR OF SHOES AT ARMSTRONG SHOE MART 70 WELLS ST FRANKSTON ARMSTRONGS INFLATION PROOF DOLLAR * EDITION LIMITED TO 5000 *
Reverse: ADVANCE AUSTRALIA 1987
Shape: round
Material: Brass
Issued By: Armstrong Shoe Mart, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Mint: Hafner (Mint), Eltham, Victoria, Australia, 1987

105 struck in this metal in April 1987.
Artist: Emil Hafner, Australia, 1987
References: Issue 305 Type 99
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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