Obverse Design The legend "HENRY DE LISSER" curves along the top. Horizontally across the center is the legend "COLON". Above and below "COLON" is are ornaments consisting of a dash, four-point star and another dash. At the bottom of the token is an decoration with four ornate branches. 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. Probably issued in the 1880's.
Issurer Henry de Lisser (also known as Enrique de Lisser).
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Scarce. Manufacturer Similar token (Santiago Garcia) attributed to the Scovil Manufactoring Company of Waterbury, CT by Ignacio Henao. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-175, Henkle's Colon 28, Henao's COM 248-1, Plumer page #5, Rulau's Col 28.
Varieties None known for Henry de Lisser. 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 Seven specimens are known to me in collector hands. Recent sales are as follows:
  1. Auction sale on eBay on August 3, 2003 for $167.50 plus $1 shipping.
Notes Henry de Lisser appears in the Commercial Directory of the American Republics (1897-1898) as Enrique de Lisser (Enrique means Henry in Spanish), and is listed as a merchant in Colón.
Notas Históricas

En el Commercial Directory of the American Republics (1897-1898) aparece como Enrique de Lisser, entre los comerciantes de Colón, en el estado de Panamá.