Jamaica, 1 dollar, 1995

I can feel that today’s coin is not round.

Jamaica, 1 dollar, 1995 (KM #164)


Think our dollar coin is weird? The Jamaican dollar is smaller than our penny, looks silvery like our dime, and has seven sides. It’s only worth 1.2 cents USD, too.

Alexander Bustamante (1884-1977) was the son of an Irish Catholic planter who led workers in the independence movement for Jamaica starting in the 1930s.

Metal Nickel-plated Steel
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Heptagonal (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment
Minted 1994-2008

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