We Buy Old Bank Notes From Jamaica
Jamaica Currency Values and Bank Note Price Guide
The Government of Jamaica first issued paper money around 1918. Their currency was denominated in pounds and shillings. The value of any individual bank note is just based on the year, condition, variety, and occasionally the serial number. You can see that we only included George V notes and some five pound bank notes. Those are definitely the most valuable notes from Jamaica. The simple fact is that due to the small population of Jamaica, especially before tourism started, there just wasn’t a large demand for currency on the island. In fact the five pound denomination was not used until 1942. Lower denominations were printed in small quantities and lasted for years. We would strongly encourage you contact us if you have any questions about your Jamaican currency. We provide free appraisals and we are usually interested buyers. We hope to hear from you soon.
Laws 27 of 1904 and 17 of 1918 - George V Jamaica Bank Notes
These are the first bank notes issued by Jamaica. Don't let the year 1904 make you think these are older than they are. They were first printed around 1918. Of course each note shows a portrait of George V. We have information and values for the two shillings sixpence, five shillings, and ten shillings bank note below. Believe it or not, according to book values, the five shillings note is the most common. We just weren't able to find an image for our guide. However, all of these notes are relatively scarce in general and especially rare in high grades. Simply put, not many were printed and most were redeemed. We are certainly interested buyers. Contact us for details.
Laws 27 of 1904 and 17 of 1918 - Waterfall Jamaica Bank Notes
These bank notes from Jamaica were first issued in the 1920s and used until money was redesigned in 1939. So while it may appear that these are from 1904 or 1918, they aren't actually quite that old. These are some truly beautiful bank notes. Each note has a small portrait of George V. A waterfall is the center vignette. The back of each note shows a river and a bridge. These were only issued as five and ten shillings bank notes. They are relatively available in low grades. High grade notes are in demand and rarely encountered. Click on a picture of your note below for more information.
Jamaican Five Pound Bank Notes - 1942 to 1960
We realize that we are taking a big shortcut by not including more bank notes in our guide. Most George VI and Queen Elizabeth II notes are fairly common, especially in circulated condition. The same is not true for higher denominations. We are showing two different Jamaican five pound notes below. These are tough to find in perfect condition. Please contact us if you have any questions about the value of old paper money from Jamaica. We try to answer all inquiries.