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Encyclopedia > Jamaican dollar

The dollar (ISO 4217 code: JMD) is the currency of Jamaica. It is divided into 100 cents. As of May 22, 2005, there were 61.040 Jamaican dollars to the US dollar ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO. The first two letters of the code are the two letters of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes (which are similar to those used... A two cent euro coin In currency, the cent is a monetary unit that equals th of the basic unit of value. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

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History

The earliest money in Jamaica were Spanish copper coins called maravedis. In later years, as the island became increasingly important to the British Empire, various other silver coins showed up, including Spanish pesos and reales and British pounds, shillings and pence. The Spanish coins were the most common, in denominations ranging from ½ real (or 1/16 dollar) to 1 dollar (peso). The exchange rate between peso and shilling was set at 1 peso = 4 shillings. In 1834 silver coins of threepence and penny ha'penny (1½ pence) were introduced, valued at ½ real and ¼ real. The penny ha'penny came to be called "quartile" or "quatties". The quattie in particular was used in church collections due to a feeling by the black population that copper coins were inappropriate for that purpose. Hence, they came to be called "Christian quatties". General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 , 4, d Density, Hardness 8920 kg/m3, 3. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series Transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Density, Hardness 10490 kg/m3, 2. ... Peso is the name of the currency of various countries: Argentina: Argentine peso (ISO 4217: ARS) Chile: Chilean peso (CLP) Colombia: Colombian peso (COP) Cuba: Cuban peso (CUP) Dominican Republic: Dominican peso (DOP) Mexico: Mexican peso (MXN, previously MXP) Philippines: Philippine peso (PHP) Uruguay: Uruguayan peso (UYU) In Spanish peso... The Real (plural reais) is the present monetary unit (currency) of Brazil. ... Officially the pound is the name for at least three different units of mass: The pound (avoirdupois). ... The shilling was a British coin first issued in 1548 for Henry VIII, although arguably the testoon issued about 1487 for Henry VII was the first shilling. ... Above: A variety of coins considered to be lower-value, including an Irish 2p piece and many US pennies. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series Transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Density, Hardness 10490 kg/m3, 2. ...


In 1839 an act was passed by Parliament declaring that as of December 31, 1840, only British coinage would be legal tender in Jamaica, demonitizing all of the Spanish coins, with the exception of the gold doubloon which was valued at 3/4/- (three pounds four shillings). Coins in use were thus the farthing, ha'penny, penny, penny ha'penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin (2 shillings), half crown (2/6), and crown (5/-). 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Legal tender is payment that cannot be refused in settlement of a debt. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19. ...


The emancipation of the slaves in 1838 increased the need for coinage in Jamaica, particularly low denomination coins, but the blacks were still reluctant to use copper. The solution was to use cupronickel, adopted in 1869. Penny and ha'pennies were minted for use in Jamaica, becoming the first truly Jamaican coins. Beginning in 1880, the farthing was also minted in cupronickel. 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 , 4, d Density, Hardness 8920 kg/m3, 3. ... Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and stengthening impurities. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1904, the first government-authorized banknotes were produced in the denomination of 10 shillings. Banknotes of 1 and 5 pounds were also being circulated by chartered banks. In 1918 denominations of 2/6 (two shillings six pence) and 5/- (five shillings) were authorized. The 2/6 note proved to have a short life, being withdrawn in 1922. 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1940, the government bank began producing 1 and 5 pound notes. 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In October 1960, the Bank of Jamaica was given the sole right to mint coins and produce banknotes in Jamaica. Their notes were released on May 1, 1961 in the denominations of 5/-, 10/-, £1 and £5. October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year—i. ...


On January 30, 1968, the Jamaican House of Representatives voted to decimalize the currency, introducing a new dollar worth 10 shillings, and divided into 100 cents (1 cent thus being equal to 1.2 pence). At the time, coins of 1 cent (1.2d), 5 cent (6d), 10 cent (1/-), 20 cent (2/-) and 25 cent (2/6) were produced and banknotes of 50 cent (5/-), $1 (10/-), $2 (£1), and $10 (£5). These coins and banknotes went into circulation on September 8, 1969. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


In circulation

Coins currently in circulation 1¢ euro coin A coin is generally a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is used as a form of money. ...

  • 1 cent
  • 10 cent
  • 25 cent
  • $1 (replaced bill in 1989)
  • $5 (denomination introduced as bill October 20, 1970; replaced with coin in 1994)
  • $10 (replaced bill in 1999)
  • $20 (denomination introduced as bill 1974, replaced with coin 2000)

Banknotes currently in circulation 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • $50 (introduced 1988)
  • $100 (introduced 1986)
  • $500 (introduced 1994)
  • $1000 (introduced 2000)

The $2 bill was dropped in 1989 as were the 20 cent and 50 cent coins (the 50 cent coin had replaced the 50 cent bill in 1974). The 5 cent coin was dropped in 1994 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Current JMD exchange rates

AUD (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=AUD&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | CAD (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=CAD&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | EUR (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=EUR&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | GBP (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=GBP&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | INR (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=INR&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | NZD (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=NZD&to=JMD&submit=Convert) | USD (http://finance.yahoo.com/currency/convert?amt=1&from=USD&to=JMD&submit=Convert)


External links

  • Bank of Jamaica
    • History (http://www.boj.org.jm/history_currency.asp)
    • Banknotes (http://www.boj.org.jm/banknotes.asp)
    • Coins (http://www.boj.org.jm/coins.asp)


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Currencies of The Americas
North  Bermuda dollar | Canadian dollar | Danish krone (Greenland) | Euro (Saint-Pierre et Miquelon) | Mexican peso | US dollar
Central  Belize dollar | Costa Rican colón | Salvadoran colón | Guatemalan quetzal | Honduran lempira | Nicaraguan córdoba | Panamanian balboa
Caribbean  Aruban florin | Bahamian dollar | Barbadian dollar | Cayman dollar | Cuban peso | Dominican peso | East Caribbean dollar | Euro (Guadeloupe, Martinique) | Haitian gourde | Jamaican dollar | Netherlands Antilles florin | Trinidad and Tobago dollar
South  Argentine peso | Bolivian boliviano | Brazilian real | Chilean peso | Colombian peso | Euro (French Guiana) | Falkland pound | Guyanese dollar | Paraguayan guaraní | Peruvian nuevo sol | Suriname dollar | Uruguayan peso | Venezuelan bolívar

 
 

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