National heroes of Jamaica

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Until 1990 the 10 cents coin had depicted a butterfly resting on flowers.

In 1991 it was issued with a portrait of Paul Bogle.
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Jamaica 10c 2003.jpg


In 1995 the nickel-plated steel coin was superseded by a copper-plated steel coin.

It still bore the portrait of Paul Bogle.
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#17
George William Gordon.jpg


From Wikipedia:

George William Gordon (1820-1865)  was a Jamaican businessman, magistrate and politician who was a leading critic of the policies of the governor of Jamaica Edward Eyre. On Eyre's orders, he was executed after the Morant Bay rebellion. Gordon's execution created huge controversy in Britain, and several attempts were made to charge Eyre with murder. On the centenary of his death, he was proclaimed a National Hero of Jamaica.
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#18



Jamaica's first circulation 10 dollar coin was issued from 1999 to 2005.

It was a scalloped coin, made of nickel-plated steel, and it depicted George William Gordon.
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Jamaica $10 2008.jpg


In 2008 a new version of the 10 dollar coin was issued.

It was now round but with a scalloped inner rim.

It still carried the same portrait of George William Gordon.
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#20
Jamaica $20 2000.jpg


In 2000 Jamaica's highest denomination coin to date was issued.

It was bimetallic and bore the portrait of Marcus Garvey.

Strangely, it circulated concurrently with the 25 cents coin, which also portrayed Garvey.
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Jamaica $1 1983.jpg


Jamaica, $1, 1983.  21st anniversary of independence.

Sir Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley.
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Jamaica $5 1993.jpg

Jamaica, $5, 1993.  Birth Centenary of Norman Manley.
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