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, except the 1c coin which features the national fruit, ackee.



1 Cent Coin

Diameter 21.08 mm
Weight 1.22 g
Shape 12-sided
Metallic composition aluminium
Reverse Ackee


10 Cent Coin

Diameter 17.00 mm
Weight 2.40 g
Shape round
Metallic composition copper-plated steel
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent Paul Bogle


25 Cent Coin

Diameter 20.00 mm
Weight 3.60 g
Shape round
Metallic composition copper-plated steel
Reverse portrait of the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey


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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