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" curves along the bottom. Circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Reverse Design A large "10" with "IN TRADE" in an oval block across the middle of the number. Small C inside the upper part of the "0". Circle of beads close to the edge. Smooth plain raised edge.
Metal Brass. Weight Unknown. Size and Shape Round, 26 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 Scarce. Manufacturer Unknown; design very similar to those used by Meyer and Wenthe Company. Other Catalog Numbers Cunningham's CZ270b, Curto's F297-10.
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 Six specimens in collector hands are known to me. Recent sales include:
  1. Auction sale on ebay on August 3, 2003 for $2.78 plus $2.50 shipping in condition G and damaged with badly made hole for stringing.
  2. Auction sale on ebay on January 4, 2004 for $45.44 plus 40 cents shipping.
  3. Auction sale on ebay on November 13, 2005 for $40.01 plus $1.50 shipping.