Obverse Design The legend "C. JACKSON" curves along the top. Horizontally across the bottom is the legend "COLON". Above "COLON" is an ornament consisting of a fleur-de-li with four ornate branches. Below "COLON" near the bottom edge is a small five-point star with a dot on either side. Counterstamped "18". The token has denticles along the edge and a smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design In the center is a large "5". The word "CENTS" curves along the bottom of the token. On either side of the "5" is an ornate scroll ornament. The token has denticles along the edge and a smooth plain raised edge.
Metal White metal, probably copper-nickel. Weight About 3.6 grams. Size and Shape Round, 20 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown but before 1899. Perhaps issued in the 1880's.
Issurer C. Jackson.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Similar token (Santiago Garcia) attributed to the Scovil Manufactoring Company of Waterbury, CT by Ignacio Henao. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-75, Eklund #1065, Henkle's Colon 9, Plumer page #2, Rulau's Col 47.
Varieties No other varieties known for C. Jackson, except for plain without the counterstamp. The same or a similar reverse is featured on at least four tokens, all of which are from Colon: C. Jackson, Henry de Lisser, Santiago Garcia and S. Soracco.
Function Merchant token.
Population Count Three specimens are known to me in collector hands. No recent sales.
Notes Some of the specimens listed above may not have the counterstamp; some listings do not differentiate. Eklund and Rulau have the same catalog number for both varieties.
Notas Históricas

C. Jackson era el dueño de algún establecimiento de comercio en Colón, en el estado de Panamá. La seña aparece en la lista de Weyl de 1899.

Colon Harbor in the 1880's
Colon Harbor in the 1880's
From Panama, A Personal Record of Forty-Six Years, 1861-1907 by Tracy Robinson