Obverse Design "MILWAUKEE" curves along the top. "BREW" and "N.C.O. CLUB" are in two lines in the center. "FT. AMADOR" curves along the bottom. All lettering appears to be the same size. Circle of large beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design "GOOD FOR" curves along the top. Large "5¢" in the center. The cent sign is vertical. "IN TRADE" curves along the bottom. Circle of large beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Metal Brass. Weight 2.5 .1 grams. Size and Shape Round, 19.7 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Pre-World War II.
Issuer Fort Amador, on the Pacific Ocean which opened in 1913 as Fort Grant, and was renamed for Panama's first President. Ex-President Amador died on May 2, 1909, just a few months after the end of his term in office. The Fort Grant name was then used to refer to the causeway and three fortified islands adjacent to Fort Amador.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Common. Manufacturer Unknown. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-161 (photo), Conte Porras page #101 (photo), Cunningham's CZ50a (photo), Curto's F8-5, Henkle's CZ-45 (photo), Plumer page #5 and Schimmel #45.
Varieties None known.
Function Probably a Post Exchange token.
Population Count 26 specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on eBay on January 16, 2007 for $18.50 plus $3.00 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on eBay on December 19, 2006 for $20.27.
  3. Auction sale on eBay on November 1, 2006 for $2.12 plus $6.45 shipping.
  4. Auction sale on eBay on October 2, 2006 for $29 plus $5.05 shipping.
  5. Offered for sale on eBay at the fixed price of $30.00 plus $1.50 shipping in June, 2006. Auction ended early by seller.
  6. Offered for Auction sale on eBay on December 4, 2005 for $25. Went unsold at that price.
  7. Auction sale on eBay on January 15, 2004 for $9.99 plus $1.50 shipping.
  8. Auction sale on eBay on November 19, 2003 for $4.36 plus $2.50 shipping in condition cleaned Fine.
  9. Auction sale on eBay on September 12, 2003 for $5.61 plus $2.50 shipping.
  10. Auction sale on eBay on August 23, 2003 for $6.37 plus $2.50 shipping in condition cleaned Fine.
  11. Auction sale on eBay on July 19, 2003 for $17.16 plus $1 shipping in condition EF.
  12. Auction sale on eBay on December 27, 2001 for $19 plus $2 shipping in condition VF/EF.
  13. Auction sale on eBay on May 5, 2001 for $15.50 in condition VF/EF.
  14. Auction sale on eBay on February 4, 2001 for $15 in condition VF/EF.