Obverse Design Says "COMPANY", "K", and "29TH INFANTRY". No photo or illustration available.
Reverse Design Says "GOOD FOR", "10¢", and "IN TRADE". No photo or illustration available.
Metal Brass. Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 24 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued 1915-1918.
Issuer 29th Infantry stationed at Camp Gaillard on the west bank of the Culebra Cut.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Very Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Cunningham's CZ200.
Varieties None known.
Function Perhaps a Post Exchange token.
Population Count Only one specimen in collector hands is known to me. I do not know of any recent sales.
Historical Note

The United States 29th Infantry was stationed in the Canal Zone at Camp Gaillard from March 1915 until September 1918. The 29th Infantry arrived from garrison duties in upstate New York. In Panama the 29th Infantry was one of the military units responsible for guarding the Panama Canal during World War I. The 29th Infantry participated in a number of jungle exercises, and also guarded German prisoners of war. From Panama the 29th Infantry went to Louisiana and prepared to deploy to Europe to fight in World War I. However, by the time the 29th Infantry was ready to depart, the Armistice of 1918 had been signed and the war was over. The 29th Infantry was then stationed in Mississippi and did not return to Panama.

Camp Gaillard was originally Camp Elliott where the United States Marines were based until 1914. Camp Elliott was renamed Camp Gaillard in honor of Army Colonel David Du Bose Gaillard, who as chief of the Central Division during canal construction was responsible for digging out the Culebra Cut. In 1913 Colonel Gaillard took ill and died shortly afterwards from a brain tumor. In October 1927, following the completion of the permanent military installations at the terminals of the canal, Camp Gaillard was inactivated. The remaining buildings were either moved or demolished, and the land was part of the area converted to an artillery practice range, called Empire Range.