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What are Jamaican coins?

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Jamaican coins are currency coins issued by the Bank of Jamaica. The coins are minted in seven different denominations, which include 1 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent, 1 dollar, 5 dollar, 10 dollar and 20 dollar coins.

The Jamaican coat of arms is displayed on the front of each coin. National heroes appear on the back of Jamaican coins, with the exception of the 1 cent coin, which displays the national fruit, ackee.

The 1 cent coin is made out of aluminium, has 12 sides and weighs 1.22 grams. The 10 cent coin is composed of copper-plated steel and is round. The portrait of the Rt. Excellent Paul Bogle is on the reverse side of the coin. The 25 cent coin is made out of copper-plated steel and is also round. The hero displayed on the reverse side is Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey. The 1 dollar coin is composed of a nickel-plated steel and has 7-lobes. The portrait of the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamente is displayed on the reverse side. The 5 dollar coin is made of nickel-plated steel and is a round shape with 8 lobes within a circle. The hero portrait on the reverse side is of Rt. Excellent Norman Manley. The 10 dollar coin is composed of a nickel-plated steel and is round with a scalloped edge. On the reverse side, there is a portrait of the Rt. Excellent George William Gordon. The 20 dollar coin is bi-metallic, composed of Cupro-nickel on the inner part and a nickel-brass on the outer part. The hero displayed on the reverse side is Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey.

Sources:

  1. boj.org.jm

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