Obverse Design "N.C.O. CLUB" curves along the top. A bow-shaped ornament appears in the center of the token. "FRANCE FIELD" curves along the bottom of the circle. Denticles along the edge.
Reverse Design "GOOD FOR" curves along the top. There is a large "5¢" in the center with an angled cent sign. It is to the left of the letter "R" in "FOR". "IN TRADE" curves along the bottom. There are denticles along the edge.
Metal Brass. Weight 4.4 .1 grams. Size and Shape Round, 21.2 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Before World War II.
Issuer France Field, air force base on the Atlantic side near Colon.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Common. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-159 (photo), Conte Porras page #101 (photo), Cunningham's CZ190a (photo), Curto's A102-5, Henkle's CZ-68 (photo), Plumer page #4 and Schimmel #48.
Varieties One variety has a angled cent sign to the left of the letter "R"; the other has a nearly vertical cent sign which is under the letter "R".
Function Perhaps a post exchange token.
Population Count 27 specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on February 8, 2008 for $34.00 plus $2.01 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on January 15, 2004 for $11.59 plus $1.50 shipping.
  3. Auction sale on ebay on December 21, 2003 for $15.49 condition Fine with some spotting on Obverse.
  4. Auction sale on ebay on February 26, 2003 for $24.50.
  5. Auction sale on ebay on December 30, 2002 for $24.16.
  6. Auction sale on ebay on November 2, 2002 for $18.50.
  7. Auction sale on ebay on September 4, 2002 for $18.
  8. Auction sale on ebay on December 28, 2001 for $22.50.
  9. Auction #41 by Jerry Schimmel, sale on September 16, 2001 for $16.
  10. Auction sale on ebay on March 18, 2001 for $15.50.
  11. Auction sale on ebay in July, 2000 for $38.

Derigible Los Angeles takes off from France Field 1928
Derigible Los Angeles takes off from France Field 1928
Photo courtesy of George Chevalier. All Rights Reserved.