The Dollar is the official currency in Jamaican since 1969 after the Jamaican House of Representative voted to introduce the dollar. Coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, and 25 cents were introduced, followed by the 50 cents replaced the note in 1976. The 1 dollar coin was issued in 1990, followed by 5 dollars coin in 1994. then, the 10 and 20 dollars note were replaced by coins between 1999 and 2000.
The Jamaican 1 Dollar coin front design features the National Coat of Arms (consists of a crocodile, a blazon, a native woman holding a basket of fruit, a native man with a bow, the motto “Out of Many, One People” and the denomination. The reverse coin design features Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante (1884 – 1977), who was a national hero and the First Prime Minister of Jamaica in 1962. This coin is part of the 2008 – 2018 series, its rim is plain, and its color is silver.
Text: Jamaica, Out of Many, One People, One Dollar, 2008, The Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, National Hero