Obverse Design The legend "VALE UN CIGARRO" (Value One Cigar) curves along the top. The legend "CTVOS." (abbreviation of "CENTAVOS" which means "CENTS") curves along the bottom. In the center is a large "5" in the middle of a swirl. The swirl has a circular rim. The token has denticles along the edge and a rim.
Reverse Design Same as the obverse.
Metal Brass. Size and Shape Round, 25.5 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown.
Issurer Probably Alexander Hoskins.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-20, Henkle's CZ #2, Rulau's CZ 3.
Varieties A variety is known in copper-nickel which has the same reverse design. The obverse of that variant says "ALEXANDER HOSKINS" and "ANCON".
Function Merchant token.
Population Count Four specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on January 26, 2005 for $250.00 plus $2.50 shipping, for specimen in UNC condition.