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« on: November 16, 2008, 03:39:47 PM »

I have quite a few Jamaican coins, but I didn't realize they had a $20 coin untill my parents brought me some back from their trip there recently.
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 04:32:41 PM »

Cool, a $20 coin.  What is the value compared to the US dollar?  In other words, what is the current buying power of a $20 dollar coin in Jamaica?
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 08:06:02 PM »

20 Jamaican Dollars = 0.27211 U.S. Dollars. About .27 cents it looks like.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 08:20:08 PM »

The current buying power is probably more than 27 cents worth in the US, I would imagine.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 08:55:32 PM »

20 Jamaican Dollars = 0.27211 U.S. Dollars. About .27 cents it looks like.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 09:59:12 AM »

The current buying power is probably more than 27 cents worth in the US, I would imagine.


Maybe, but not much more. They also gave me three 50 dollar bills. I was like "Wow, thats alot of money"
But my dad said that he they equalled about $1.50 American each.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 11:19:13 AM »

Maybe, but not much more. They also gave me three 50 dollar bills. I was like "Wow, thats alot of money"
But my dad said that he they equalled about $1.50 American each.

What I meant by purchasing power is that if you buy food off the street (local food, not McDonalds), $20 would go further then if you tried to do the same with 27 cents in the US.  I use this method of evaluation frequently while traveling.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 04:38:46 PM »

Maybe, but not much more. They also gave me three 50 dollar bills. I was like "Wow, thats alot of money"
But my dad said that he they equalled about $1.50 American each.

What I meant by purchasing power is that if you buy food off the street (local food, not McDonalds), $20 would go further then if you tried to do the same with 27 cents in the US.  I use this method of evaluation frequently while traveling.

Oh. I see what you mean. And for alot of local things in Jamaica, it probably is like that. But the crazy thing is that since it is an island and everything has to be imported, some things are actually alot more expensive down there.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 01:49:08 AM »

Adam,
  I have got both the 2000 & 2001 $20 coins from Jamaica in my collection.

We see very few of the post-1990 Jamaican coins over here in New Zealand.The same thing goes for the old large Jamaican 25c. coins as well.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 02:00:44 PM »

Adam,
  I have got both the 2000 & 2001 $20 coins from Jamaica in my collection.

We see very few of the post-1990 Jamaican coins over here in New Zealand.The same thing goes for the old large Jamaican 25c. coins as well.

Aidan.

So your saying you see more from before 1990? I wonder why that is.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2008, 02:05:31 PM »

Adam,
  I have got both the 2000 & 2001 $20 coins from Jamaica in my collection.

We see very few of the post-1990 Jamaican coins over here in New Zealand.The same thing goes for the old large Jamaican 25c. coins as well.

Aidan.

So your saying you see more from before 1990? I wonder why that is.

Adam,
  My boss,who is a coin dealer I work for on a part-time basis,buys in old collections.There's the odd Jamaican coin in there,mainly from the 1970's though.

As for finding Jamaican notes,we don't see many of them.I've got a few in my collection.One day,I get my Jamaican banknotes & postal orders scanned & the photos posted up,along with photos of the odd Jamaican coin.

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