Obverse Design Two lines are written horizontally across the token. The top line says "ARCO" and the bottom line says "IRIS". "ARCO IRIS" means "RAINBOW" in English. The letters are indented in the plastic. The rest of the token is smooth and there is no rim.
Reverse Design The reverse has a large "¼" centered on the token. This number (fraction) is indented in the plastic. The rest of the token is smooth and there is no rim.
Material Green plastic with gold lettering. Some of the gold has worn off. Weight 0.82 grams. Size and Shape Round, 22.9 mm in diameter and 2.12 mm thick.
Dates Issued After 1941.
Issurer Arco Iris (Rainbow) Finca.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-25, Henkle's Chiriqui 5 and Plumer page #1.
Varieties These tokens come in three colors - green, blue and orange. The different colored tokens are otherwise identical.
Function Coffee picker token. The denominations on the tokens are said to refer to latas (cans) of coffee picked. On payday the tokens were turned in for cash, or they could be redeemed for goods at the finca's general store.
Population Count Three specimens in collector hands are known to me. No recent sales.
Notes Arco Iris (Rainbow) Finca, owned by the family of Arnulfo Arias (former President of Panama).