Cayman Islands Dollar currency | Cayman Islands Bank Notes

Cayman Islands dollar

Cayman Islands Dollar Currency:

Cayman Islands Dollar is the official currency of the Cayman Islands. In order to distinguish Cayman Islands Dollar from other currencies with the same name dollar, it is denoted by the symbol CI$ and it is subdivided into 100 cents. As of 22 April 2014, it is the world’s ninth highest valued currency unit. It was introduced in in 1972, replacing the Jamaican dollar at the rate of 1 Cayman Islands Dollar= 1 Jamaican dollar.

Coins were introduced in 1972 in the denominations of 1¢, 5¢, 10¢ and 25¢. All coins were struck in cupronickel alloy except 1¢, which was struck in bronze.  Bank notes were introduced on 1 May 1972 by Cayman Islands Currency Board in the denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 25 dollars. In 1981, 40 dollar notes were introduced but were taken out of circulation. The notes of denominations 100 and 50 dollars were introduced in 1982 and 1987, respectively.  The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority took over paper money production on 1 January 1997. It issued the notes in the denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 dollars.  The present series of currency notes was issued on 4 April 2011.

Cayman Islands dollar

Cayman Islands Dollar (Cayman Islands (UK)):

Code: KYD

Symbol: $




1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 dollars


1, 5, 10, 25 cents

Central bank:

 Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

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