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 "4" centered on the token. This number is indented in the plastic. The rest of the token is smooth and there is no rim.
Material Green plastic with gold lettering. Weight About 2.7 grams. Size and Shape Round, about 34.4 mm in diameter and 3.0 mm thick.
Dates Issued Unknown.
Issurer Attributed to Finca "La Princesa" near Boquete, Chiriqui owned by the family of Arnulfo Arias (former President of Panama).
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-40, Henkle's Chiriqui 10 and Plumer page #1.
Varieties These tokens come in three colors - green, blue and orange. The different colored tokens are otherwise identical.
Function Plantation token, exact use unknown.
Population Count Four specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on February 10, 2008 for $32.55 plus $4 shipping.
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