Friday, July 17, 2009

Jamaica Proofs not 100%

Do you have a coin from Jamaica and want to know its value? Leave a comment

With no new finds from my change I will complete clearing any coins I have from my desk that I have not blogged about yet. Also everything technological is currently turning on me.

There are four proof Jamaican coins and two circulated coins.

Can you tell which are non-proofs?

All the proofs were minted by the Franklin Mint or the Royal Mint. Royal Mint issues have the word JAMAICA extend beyond the headdress. Look at the two five-cent coins to tell difference.

The coins themselves are slightly hazy, a theme that will continue, and that is why they weren't kept by the original owner. Haze is permanent and if not trying to remove it will destroy the mirror-like surface.

The dollar coin is great. It is thick and heavy like a coin should be. The five cent coin is just the opposite it is very light and almost feels like a toy.

Nice edge on that dollar.

The back, or is it the front, has JAMAICA ONE DOLLAR and the year of issue surrounding the Jamaican national coat of arms. The coat of arms has pineapples on the shield and more in the nice lady's basket. An American crocodile stands on a tree while two natives stand on a ribbon that says, OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE which is the same as U.S.A. coin motto E Pluribis Unum.

Notice the dollar has three dates but the latest is the real one.

Here's the stats from left the top row ...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar / Jamaica
Year: 1970 (Proof)
Mintage: 14,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $2.50 in AU

Type/Country: 10 Cents / Jamaica
Year: 1970 Proof
Mintage: 12,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.35 in AU

Type/Country: 5 Cents / Jamaica
Year: 1973 Proof
Mintage: 28,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.25 in AU

Type/Country: 10 Cents / Jamaica
Year: 1995
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Copper plated steel
Value: $0.15 in AU

Type/Country: 20 Cents / Jamaica
Year: 1970 Proof
Mintage: 12,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.50 in AU

Type/Country: 5 Cents / Jamaica
Year: 1972
Mintage: 6,000,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.05 in VF

Purple haze:
No, not that kind I mean my camera is dying and starts going purple. It took half an hour to take a picture of these coins.

Most of the images come out like this.

I have switched to the camera for most of my coin photos and I doubt it will make it to December. Luckily I have two excellent scanners so until that time comes I will look for camera deals online, something with high macro capabilities would be nice.

Do you have a Jamaican coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

39 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James UK said...

Those edge photos are very well done. Great shots.

Man said...

Thanks, I only had to curse the camera twice to get that shot.

Anonymous said...

Jamaica George VI wearing a crown half Penny w crest on back NOT ship, 1945 any estimates?
Can't find anything on it on web

Man said...

Jamaica George VI wearing a crown half Penny w crest on back NOT ship, 1945

This is an obsolete coin and it's about $0.25 in fine.

Only 960,000 were made which is low but still commonly seen at auction.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE 3 COINS FROM JAMACIA: 1'S A $20 COIN, A $5 COIN & A $10 COIN CAN YOU HELP ME

Man said...

JAMACIA: 1'S A $20 COIN, A $5 COIN & A $10 COIN

If you post the years I maybe able to help.

Ron said...

I have a 1972 Proof Edition $20 Gold Jamaican Coin Issued in Honor of Jamaica’s 10th Anniversary of Independence. It is in a plastic flip open case. At the bottom of the attached placard it says: Authorized by the Bank of Jamaica. Struck at the Royal Canadian Mint. What would it be worth? I found some others on the internet, but prices seem to be all over the place.

Man said...

1972 Proof Edition $20 Gold Jamaican Coin Issued in Honor of Jamaica’s 10th Anniversary of Independence.

About $290.00

Anonymous said...

1991 10 cent Jamaica coin

Man said...

1991 10 cent Jamaica coin about $0.20

Anonymous said...

i have a 1962-1972 $20 gold specimen uncirculated edition issued in honour of jamaicas 10th anniversary of independence authorized by jamaica and minted by royal canadian mint

Man said...

1962-1972 $20 gold specimen uncirculated edition issued in honour of jamaicas 10th anniversary of independence

About $250.00

Anonymous said...

okay thank you very much for your time and answer

Anonymous said...

I have a 1972 ten cent Jamaican coin. What is it worth?

Man said...

1972 ten cent Jamaican coin about $0.10

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have a first day of issue jamacian 20c coin (1969) in postmarked package. What is this worth? (thanks!)

Man said...

first day of issue jamacian 20c coin (1969) in postmarked package.

About $2.00

missvirgo86 said...

I have an 1885 Jamaican Penny...any ideas on what it's worth?

Man said...

1885 Jamaican Penny about $4.00

Mary said...

I have a 1996 Jamaican $5 coin. Any idea what it's worth?

Man said...

1996 Jamaican $5 coin about $1.25

Anonymous said...

I have a 1962 $20 gold coin in a plastic case Limited edition. Any idea of price?

Man said...

1962 $20 gold coin in a plastic case Limited edition

No such thing, did you mean 1972?

Anonymous said...

I have ten dollar independence Jamaican coin minted in Canada 1962-1972
What is its value and where best to sell it?

Man said...

ten dollar independence Jamaican coin minted in Canada 1962-1972

About $45.00

Anonymous said...

How much would a 1882-M Jamaican penny be worth in this condition?


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Man said...

1882-M Jamaican penny be worth in this condition?

Should be 1882-H about $5.00

Fenisnad said...

I have a 1973 Jamaican proof set...but the little upholstered box it came with is damaged (little top cushion came off), and the plastic over the coins has been gone for quite some time. It includes all denominations up to and including the $5 one. It does not have any of the documentation.

My question is about the $5 and $1 coins. I've seen plenty of the /sets/ go on ebay for around $40. I want to know the value of the $5 and $1 coins, to see if they are worth more on their own than in a damage proof set.

Man said...

1973 Jamaican proof set...but the little upholstered box it came with is damaged (little top cushion came off), and the plastic over the coins has been gone for quite some time. It includes all denominations up to and including the $5 one. It does not have any of the documentation.

My question is about the $5 and $1 coins. I've seen plenty of the /sets/ go on ebay for around $40. I want to know the value of the $5 and $1 coins, to see if they are worth more on their own than in a damage proof set.


The $5 should be silver and about $36.00
The $1 is not silver and if untouched near prefect about $3.00 but it should be graded to realize full value.

Even if the set is damaged most of the value is for the $5 silver.

Anonymous said...

2008 Jamaican one dollar coin the coat of arms stamped over the image of Sir Alexander Bustamante.how much is it worth...

Man said...

2008 Jamaican one dollar coin the coat of arms stamped over the image of Sir Alexander Bustamante

Sounds like a die clash error, no extra value.

Try and put a picture online somewhere and link it here to verify.

Dan said...

What would that 1962-Jamaica-1972 $20 Gold Speciamen Uncirculated Edition Issued in Honor of Jamaica's 10th Anniversary of Independence 1972 coin be worth today??

Thanks in advance...

Man said...

1962-Jamaica-1972 $20 Gold Speciamen Uncirculated Edition Issued in Honor of Jamaica's 10th Anniversary of Independence 1972

About $420.00 currently.

George said...

I collect Jamaican Proof Sets. I have every year from 1969 to 2001. All in original boxes with certificates, 99% in mint condition. The missing years are 1986, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2000. I cant find these years anywhere, do you if they were produced and what is are the mintages. Finally what is my collection worth?

Man said...

Jamaican Proof Sets prices will change because of silver value...

1969 6-coin 8,530 about $25.00
1969 2-coin 5,000 about $18.00
1970 6-coin 11,540 about $25.00
1971 7-coin 12,739 about $40.00
1971 6-coin 1,048 about $25.00
1972 7-coin 16,967 about $40.00
1973 7-coin 28,405 about $35.00
1974 8-coin 22,026 about $75.00
1975 8-coin 15,638 about $100.00
1976 9-coin 22,900 about $100.00
1976 7-coin 1,503 about $42.00
1977 9-coin 10,054 about $85.00
1978 9-coin 6,058 about $110.00
1979 9-coin 4,049 about $125.00
1980 9-coin 2,688 about $150.00
1981 9-coin 1,577 about $200.00
1982 9-coin unknown about $185.00
1983 9-coin 1,210 about $210.00
1984 9-coin unknown about $185.00
1985 9-coin unknown about $185.00
1987 9-coin 500 about $185.00
1988 9-coin 500 about $200.00
1989 9-coin 500 about $200.00
1990 9-coin 500 about $250. 00
1991 7-coin 500 about $250.00
1992 7-coin 500 about $350.00
1993 7-coin 500 about $350.00
1995 10-coin unknown value unknown
2000 8-coin 500 about $250.00
2002 8-coin 500 about $250.00

Almost perfect means no dents, haze, or scratches even on the package.

These are all the proofs for almost perfect coins but you can always get them for less in high mint.

Bonnie Dudley said...

I have a 1993 Jamaica 5 cent coin what is it worth in canadian?

Man said...

1993 Jamaica 5 cent coin what is it worth in canadian

About $0.05 in very-fine for collectors but less than 1 cent in currency exchange.

mike said...

1972 20 dollar gold proof 10th anniversary edition in case with card any idea of value i have seen 398.00 us dollars

Man said...

1972 20 dollar gold proof 10th anniversary edition in case with card any idea of value i have seen 398.00 us dollars

About $325.00