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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.

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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.

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