New Shaped Dollar and Ten Dollar Coins on September 8


The Bank of Jamaica has advised that new-shaped one and ten dollar coins will go into general circulation as of September 8.
The current seven-sided design (heptagonal) of the one dollar will be replaced by a round coin, with the heptagonal shape within the circle. The coin will continue to bear the portrait of National Hero, The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante. All other technical specifications will remain unchanged.
The current scalloped-shaped design of the ten dollar will be replaced by a round coin, with the scalloped shape within the circle. The coin will continue to bear the portrait of National Hero, The Right Excellent George William Gordon. All other technical specifications remain unchanged.
Coins bearing the old designs remain legal tender and will continue to circulate alongside the new-shaped coins until the stock of the old shaped coins is exhausted.

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