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Bob Marley Commemorative Coins 2006

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The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is set to unveil 1000 gold and silver coins in honor of the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley’s 60th birthday.

The $50 denomination bi-metallic coin manufactured in 2005, is the second minted coin of the reggae icon.

Made of silver and gold, the coins are currently being sold for J$6,000 (US$115; euro80).

Information on the number of coins placed on the market was not immediately available.

They were minted by the London-based British Royal Mint, a 1,100-year-old company that manufactures collector’s items, and provides coinage for Britain and 100 other countries, including Jamaica.

The coins became available to the public in 2006 and can be purchased directly from the Bank of Jamaica’s banking department.

Bank of Jamaica has issued similar coins in the past, commemorating the national heroes; 2004 triple Olympic medallist Veronica Campbell; and one for the University of the West Indies, Mona’s 60th, among others.

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