Bob Marley Coins Issued in Jamaica

Published: 2006-08-25
A thousand coins with Bob Marley's picture have been produced by the British Royal Mint and are being released by the Bank of Jamaica.

The gold and sliver coins being sold for $100 a piece, were supposed to be out in 2005 to mark the late reggae star's 60's birthday, but according to the Associated Press no explanation was given for the delay.

Tunes like "One Love," "No Woman No Cry" and "I Shot the Sherriff" made Marley a household name and put Jamaica on the musical map. In 1981 at the age of 36, Marley passed away but is still considered a Jamaican and musical icon.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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