Obverse Design "MARINE POST EXCHANGE" curved along the top. A bow ornament, "CAMP" and "ELLIOTT" and another bow ornament in four lines across the center. "I.C.Z. PANAMA" curving along the bottom (I.C.Z. stands for Isthmian Canal Zone). Circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design "GOOD FOR" curved along the top. Large "$100" in the center. "IN TRADE" curving along the bottom. Circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Metal Brass. Weight 9.7 grams. Size and Shape Round, 35 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 Scarce. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-78, Cunningham's CZ170, Henkle's CZ-14 (photo) and Plumer page #2.
Varieties There are two varieties known of this denomination. One variety is made of brass and is 35 mm in diameter. The other variety is made of aluminum and is 29 mm in diameter. The aluminum variety is more rare.
Function Post Exchange token.
Population Count Nine specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on June 8, 2006 for $272 plus $1.50 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on December 6, 2001 for $205.

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