The Bank Of Jamaica is honouring late reggae superstar BOB MARLEY by issuing commemorative gold and silver coins. The 1,000 coins, which feature the singer’s dread-locked likeness, are being produced by the British Royal Mint and are being sold for $100 (GBP56) each. Bank spokeswoman JACQUELINE MORGAN says, “We’ve received quite a bit of interest already.”
The coins were intended to mark the 60th anniversary of Marley’s birth, which was celebrated in 2005, but the bank is just now offering them for sale. This is the second time the bank has issued coins bearing Marley’s likeness – the coins commemorating his 50th birthday have completely sold out. Marley died of cancer at the age of 36 in 1981 and remains one of Jamaica’s most beloved national heroes.
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