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  • 1 Dollar 1994-2008, KM# 164, Jamaica, Elizabeth II
  • 1 Dollar 1994-2008, KM# 164, Jamaica, Elizabeth II
Obverse

Depicts the Jamaican coat of arms, the country name above, year of the issue below.

The Jamaican coat of arms shows a male and female member of the Taino tribe standing on either side of a shield which bears a red cross with five golden pineapples. The crest shows a Jamaican crocodile mounted on the Royal Helmet of the British Monarchy and mantling. The original was designed by William Sancroft, then Archbishop of Canterbury.

The motto "Out of Many, One People" is a tribute to the unity of the different cultural minorities inhabiting the nation.

JAMAICA
OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE
ONE DOLLAR 2003

Reverse

Depicts a portrait of Alexander Bustamante, surrounded by the inscription.

Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante (1884–1977) was a Jamaican politician and labour leader who became the first prime minister of Jamaica. Bustamante is honoured in Jamaica with the title National Hero of Jamaica in recognition of his achievements.

THE RT. EXCELLENT SIR ALEXANDER BUSTAMANTE
NATIONAL HERO

Edge
Characteristics
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 7
Alignment Medal

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