Jamaican currency
The Jamaican dollar (code: JMD) has been the currency of Jamaica since 1969. Bank of Jamaica is the issuing bank for Jamaican Currency. It is often abbreviated "J$". It is divided into 100 cents. Coins are issued in denominations of 1 cent, 10 cents, 25 cents, $1, $5, $10 and $20. Jamaican banknotes are issued in denominations of $50, $100, $500, $1000 and $5000. The notes are all of the same size (145 x 68 mm). Each note has a unique watermark, namely the portrait that is featured on the particular note. The serial number appears twice on the face of each note, vertically to the left of the portrait and horizontally on the far right of the note. Each edition of the note carries the date of printing and the signature of the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica. Special symbols to aid the visually impaired appear on the front of all notes except the $1000 and $5000. Instead, these high value notes have their denomination printed in bold numerals to the bottom right hand corner. The front of each note bears the portrait of either a Jamaican national hero or a former Prime Minister, where as local scenes and popular landmarks appear on the back.

Jamaican currency - $5000 note
The 5000 dollar Jamaican currency note features former Jamaican prime minister the Honourable Hugh Lawson Shearer on the front. Jamaican Nightingale (Minus polyglotto) is in the center. The back of the note features the blossoms of the Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) and an aerial view of Highway 2000
Jamaican currency - $1000 note
The 1000 dollar Jamaican currency note features former Jamaican prime minister the Honourable Michael Norman Manley on the front. Swallow-tailed butterflies (papilio homerus fabricius) is in the center (The giant swallow-tailed butterfly is an endangered butterfly found only in Jamaica) The back of the note features the blossoms of the Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) and an aerial view of Highway 2000
Jamaican currency - $500 note
The 500 dollar Jamaican currency note features National heroine the Rt. Excellent Nanny of the Maroons on the front. Hibiscus is in the center.
Jamaican currency - $100 note
The 100 dollar Jamaican currency note features former Jamaican prime minister Sir Donald Sangster on the front. Map of Jamaica & Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) is in the center.
Jamaican currency - $50 note
The 50 dollar Jamaican currency note features National Hero the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe, on the front. Morning glory (Ipomoea) is in the center.