Obverse Design Says "CAMP ELLIOTT MARINE POST EXCHANGE 5 CENTS", all incuse. No photo or illustration available.
Reverse Design Blank. No photo or illustration available.
Metal Aluminum. Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 20 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Sometime between 1905 and 1914.
Issuer Camp Elliott. U.S. Marines were stationed at Camp Elliott at Bas Obispo from 1905 to 1914.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Very Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-76, Henkle's CZ-11 and Plumer page #2.
Varieties A uniface variety of this denomination is known to exist, as well as a two-sided variety which does not have the cent sign, and another which does have the cent sign. The variety with the cent sign has the obverse "bow" ornament as three separate components and uses a narrow font for the legends. In comparison, the "No Cent Sign" variety has the "bow" ornament all connected together, and a slightly wider font for the legends.
Function Post Exchange token.
Population Count Two specimens in collector hands are known to me. I do not know of any recent sales.
Notes There are at least five series from Camp Elliott, which seems like a lot for a ten year span. The series are:
  1. Uniface Aluminum, only 5 cents denomination known.
  2. Aluminum No Cent Sign, occurs in 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents and one dollar denominations.
  3. Brass, only one dollar denomination known.
  4. Aluminum with the Cent Sign, only 5 cents denomination known.
  5. Aluminum with the Cent Sign and Stars, only 25 cents denomination known.