Obverse Design Says "N.C.O." curving along the top, and "CLUB" under that in a line straight across. Under "CLUB" is a bow ornament. Curving along the bottom it says "ALBROOK FIELD, C.Z.". There are denticles along the edge.
Reverse Design Says "GOOD FOR", has a star "5¢" and another star, and "IN TRADE". Says "GOOD FOR" curving along the top. Across the middle is a five-pointed star tilted to the left, a large "5¢" in the center, and another five-pointed star (not tilted). "IN TRADE" curves along the bottom. There are denticles along the edge.
Metal Aluminum. Weight About 1.2 grams. Size and Shape Round, 23.7 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown, but sometime between 1930 when the NCO club was built, and 1949 when Albrook Field became Albrook AFB.
Issuer Albrook Field.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Cunningham's CZ40, Curto's A4, Henkle's CZ-80 and Schimmel #4.
Varieties None known.
Function Service club token.
Population Count Three specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  • Offered for sale on ebay in auction ending May 28, 2006 at a starting price of $149.99. Token was somewhat corroded, but Fine details. Went unsold at that price.
    Same token sold on eBay on January 3, 2007 for $99.99 plus $3.50 shipping.
  • Auction sale on eBay on March 14, 2002 for $162.50 plus $1.50 shipping of the specimen shown above (VF-20 condition).

Review of Panama Canal Department Troops at Albrook Field, 1936
Review of Panama Canal Department Troops at Albrook Field, 1936
Other From 1936 panormic print (source unknown, edited). pc05-07