Obverse Design "NCO CLUB" curved along the top. Bow-shaped ornament in the center. "COROZAL, C.Z." curving along the bottom (C.Z. stands for Canal Zone). Circle of small beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design "GOOD FOR" curved along the top. Large "5¢" in the center, with a nearly vertical cent sign under the letter "R". "IN TRADE" curves along the bottom. Circle of small beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Metal Brass. Weight 2.7 .1 grams. Size and Shape Round, 19.7 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown. May be pre-World War II. One dollar token listed in 1954 Curto catalog.
Issuer Corozal, a sub-post of Fort Clayton and located about two miles from Balboa.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Common. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-121, Conte Porras page #106 (photo), Cunningham's CZ80a (photo), Curto's SC19-5, Henkle's CZ-17 (photo), Plumer page #3 and Schimmel #22.
Varieties Unknown.
Function Mess token.
Population Count 26 specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on April 28, 2007 for $26.00 plus $6.50 shipping in condition AU.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on January 26, 2007 for $11.50 plus $1.00 shipping.
  3. Offered for sale on eBay at the fixed price of $25.00 plus $1.50 shipping in June, 2006. Auction ended early by seller.
  4. Auction sale on ebay on January 29, 2006 for $20.55 plus $2.50 shipping.
  5. Auction sale on ebay on January 23, 2004 for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
  6. Auction sale on ebay on August 1, 2003 for $10.37 plus $2.50 shipping in condition F.
  7. Auction sale on ebay on April 16, 2003 for $10.99 plus $4.50 shipping.
  8. Auction sale on ebay on November 24, 2002 for $17.88 in condition VF.
  9. Auction sale on ebay on September 4, 2001 for $8 plus $4 shipping in condition F/VF.
  10. Auction sale on ebay on May 21, 2001 for $10.50 in condition F.
  11. Auction sale on ebay on April 29, 2001 for $15.55 in condition F.
  12. Auction sale on ebay on February 4, 2001 for $20.50 in condition VF-EF.
  13. Auction sale on ebay in October, 2000 for $36.50.
Notes A sub-installation of Fort Clayton, the Post of Corozal was named for the Corozo grove which grew in the area. A Corozo is variety of palm tree which produces a small, oily fruit.