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50 Jamaican dollar the front is  Samuel Sharpe
50 Jamaican dollar the front is Samuel Sharpe

The Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe, National Hero

Samuel Sharpe was an educated town slave who became leader of the native Baptist church in Montego Bay, and used religious meetings to organize activities for the slaves. Sharpe expressed his concerns about events in England which affected the slaves and Jamaica, and devised a plan of passive resistance in which the slaves would refuse to work on Christmas Day of 1831 and afterwards, unless their grievances were heard and accepted by the estate owners and managers. When some of the planters heard of Sharpe's plan, troops and warships were sent to Montego Bay and Black River. On 27 December 1831, Kensington Estate Great House, in St James, was set on fire. This signaled the start of the slave rebellion which lasted eight days and resulted in the deaths of 14 whites and more than 500 slaves. On 23 May 1832, Sam Sharpe was hanged at the parade in Montego Bay, now renamed Sam Sharpe Square.

Centre : Morning glory (Ipomoea)

Morning glory is found in the West Indies, as well as in North America, Asia and South Africa. It is a perennial climbing plant that grows up to 30 feet high. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and large, and may be pink, rose, red, white, blue or purple. They are often bi-coloured with edging, stripes or flecks, and are sometimes fragrant.

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Vertical line on right and left sides of note.

50 Jamaican dollar Back


50 Jamaican dollar the back is Doctor\s Cave beach
50 Jamaican dollar the back is Doctor\s Cave beach

Doctor's Cave Beach, Montego Bay

The world-famous Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was originally owned by Dr. Alexander James McCathy. He and his father, who was also a physician, as well as other friends in the medical profession, had used the beach as a refreshing spa. At that time, access to the beach was through a cave. For that reason, it became widely known as the Doctor's Cave. In 1906, Dr. McCathy donated the property to be used as a public beach.

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