Obverse Design The legend "GRAND HOTEL INTERNATL" curves along the top. The legend "COLON" curves along the bottom. Across the middle is the legend "5 CVOS". The token has denticles along the edge and a rim.
Reverse Design Same as the obverse. In spite of the design being identical, the die is different. Note that the top of the "5" comes to the "D" in Grand on the obverse, and to the "N" on the reverse. The "COLON" is off-center on obverse as compared to the reverse.
Metal Unknown, most likely brass, plated with a white metal. Size and Shape Round, 23 mm in diameter.
Dates Issued Unknown.
Issuer Grand Hotel International in Colon, Panama.
Mintage Unknown.
Rarity Scarce. Manufacturer Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, CT, USA. Source Asociación Numismático's F-170, Eklund #1062, Henkle's Colon #23, Henao's COM 228-1a, Plumer page #5, Rulau's Col 36.
Varieties Identical tokens are known in brass and plated with white metal.
Function Hotel token.
Population Count Nine specimens are known to me in collector hands. Recent sales are as follows:
  1. Auction sale on eBay on May 28, 2003 for $59.99 plus $5 shipping.
  2. Auction sale on eBay on October 27, 2001 for $66.87.

Sin informacíon del emisor. El nombre en francés indica su posible origen en la época del canal francés.

La seña fue fabricada por Scovil Manufactoring Company de Waterbury, CT, USA. El anverso y el reverso parecen idénticos, pero si se observan con detenimiento, existen pequeñas diferencias entre ambos troqueles.

Another Example of PT-275.05
Another Example of PT-275.05
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