can I spend my jamaican money in the us

by Rebecca Sloan
(West Virginia)


I have a Jamaican 5 dollar coin, can I spend it in the USA or is it just good in Jamaica?

If you can let me know it would help me out.
My email address is **email removed**. Thanks

ANSWER: October 09, 2010 by Wellesley

Hi Rebecca,

I doubt you'll be able to spend that in the USA - unless it is at a Jamaican establishment or if someone choose to trade it with you for their souvenir collection.

At today's rate (84JA to 1USD) the JA$5 is worth only USD$0.0595. I doubt that is worth any effort to get it spent.

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