Obverse Design Crudely made. The letters appear set in with single punches. The top line has "I.C.C.". The second line has "973" (the employee number). The bottom line has an "S.A." (which possibly stands for "South American").
Reverse Design Blank.
Metal Brass Size and Shape Round, approximately 46 mm in diameter. There is one small round hole on at the top.
Dates Issued Unknown. Being so crudely made, this may have been a pattern instead of a regular issue. This may have been a pattern for the ICC Round checks which started being issued in January, 1909 (with no A's or S.A.'s).
Issurer I.C.C. stands for Isthmian Canal Commission, which was the part of the U.S. government responsible for building the canal.
Numbers Issued Only known piece is #973.
Rarity Possibly unique. Manufacturer Probably locally made. Source Plowman Collection.
Varieties There is a another check of the same size which is somewhat similar. However, it has I.C.C. on the bottom line instead of the top, and says "A" instead of "S.A.".
Function This may have been a pattern of an employee id check for the Isthmian Canal Commission (ICC).
Population Count Known specimens are as follows:
  1. Check #973 - David Plowman Collection, shown above.