Obverse Design The legend "CHICAGO HOUSE" curves along the top. The legend "COLON" curves along the bottom. Dividing the top legend from the bottom legend on either side is a five-point star. In the center are two text lines and an ornament line. The top line says "53", and has two dots on either side of the "53". The second line says "FRONT ST.". The third line has a five-point star in the center with three dots on either side. The token has a dentured edge, and a smooth raised rim.
Reverse Design The center of the token has a large "30¢". It is enclosed by a circle of beads, which are far from the edge of the token. The token has a smooth slightly raised rim.
Metal Aluminum. Size and Shape Round, 30 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown, sometime after 1850 (when Colon was founded).
Issurer Chicago House.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Very Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Source Asociación Numismático's F-101, Henkle's Colon #11, Plumer page #2, Rulau mentions denomination in note of Col C21.
Varieties None known.
Function Probably a Hotel token.
Population Count Known specimens are as follows:
  1. Mizrachi Specimen #1 condition Extra Fine, pictured above. Sold on ebay by Falcone Coins for $360 (March 29, 2001).
  2. Mizrachi Specimen #2 condition About Good (corroded), pictured below. Sold on ebay by Jerald Peterson ('maukapete') for $86.99 (May 25, 2002).
Notes Chicago House may have been associated with the Chicago Cantina and Resturant pictured below.

Another Example of PT-150.30
Picture of another PT-150.30
Scale: 6 pixels equals one millimeter