Coins

Jamaican coins currently in circulation are minted in denominations of:


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The Jamaican coat of arms appears on the obverse (front) of each coin, while Jamaican national heroes are portrayed on the reverse (back) of all coins.



1 Dollar Coin

Diameter 18.50 mm
Weight 2.90 g
Shape 7-lobed
Metallic composition nickel-plated steel
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante


5 Dollar Coin

Diameter 21.50 mm
Weight 4.30 g
Shape round with 8 lobes within circle
Metallic composition nickel-plated steel
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent Norman Manley


10 Dollar Coin

Diameter 24.50 mm
Weight 6.00 g
Shape round with scalloped edge
Metallic composition nickel-plated steel
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent George William Gordon


20 Dollar Coin

Diameter 23.00 mm
Weight  
Shape round with alternate plain/milled edge
Metallic Composition Bi-metallic: Cupro-nickel (inner); nickel-brass (outer)
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey

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