Obverse Design "NCO CLUB" curves along the top. An bow-shaped ornament appears in the top middle. In the middle is "LIFELINERS" in quotes, and another bow-shaped ornament appears below it. "FORT KOBBE" is below that, curving along the bottom. Circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design A large "1" followed by "00" in smaller size. The top of the zeros is about even with the top of the "1". Under the "00" is "IN TRADE" in an oval block going across. Below the "IN TRADE" is a line. The line is about even with the bottom of the "1". There is a circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Metal Copper-Nickel. Weight 10.2 .1 grams. Size and Shape Round, 34.9 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown; similar designs used around 1970.
Issuer Fort Kobbe, on the west bank of the canal near the Pacific entrance and next to Howard AFB.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Common. Manufacturer Unknown; design very similar to those used by Meyer and Wenthe Company. Other Catalog Numbers Asociación Numismático's F-153, Cunningham's CZ270j, Curto's F298-100, Henkle's CZ-63, Plumer page #4.
Varieties One variety is in nickel, one in brass with a hole, and a third exists in brass without a hole.
Function Perhaps a post exchange token.
Population Count Sixteen specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on January 18, 2007 for $19.50 plus $3 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on December 14, 2006 for $9.50 plus $3 shipping.
  3. Auction sale on ebay on January 8, 2006 for $23.25 plus $2 shipping.
  4. Auction sale on ebay on October 7, 2005 for $10.50 plus $2 shipping.
  5. Auction sale on ebay on January 11, 2004 for $18.36 plus $3 shipping.
  6. Auction sale on ebay on November 17, 2003 for $16.16.
  7. Auction sale on ebay on July 2, 2003 for $8.87 for the group of MT90-100 and MT91-100.
  8. Auction sale on ebay on March 29, 2003 for $20.50.
  9. Auction sale on ebay on March 29, 2003 for $13.51 plus $1.05 shipping.
  10. Auction sale on ebay on February 25, 2002 for $42 for the group of MT90-100, MT91-50 and MT91-100.
  11. Auction sale on ebay on December 27, 2001 for $18.50.
  12. Purchase from dealer in June 2000 for $31.