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Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
PO Box 10052, 80 Shedden Road
Elizabethan Square,
Grand Cayman KY1 - 1001
CAYMAN ISLANDS
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Common Features 

Some common features of all Cayman Islands banknotes are:

  • The size of each note is 156 x 66mm.
  • On the obverse of all notes there is a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
  • All notes have a security thread, a watermark and serial numbers.
  • The International Copyright Symbol © appears on the front and back.
  • The signatures of the Minister of Finance of the Cayman Islands and the Managing Director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, at the time of issue, appear on the front of the note. Notes issued prior to 2003 bear the signature of the Chairman of the Board only, and notes issued between 2003 and 2006 have the signatures of the Financial Secretary and the Managing Director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
  • The banknotes have a letter prefix before the serial number, which refers to the series of its print.
  • The obverse side of all notes bears the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms and Motto.
  • All Cayman Islands banknotes have been printed by De La Rue currency note printers in England.
  • The features of the banknotes have been redesigned with new images, but the colours of the  "C" Series have been maintained.
"B" Series

In 1991 the first redesign and upgrade was done on the $100, $25, $10 and $5 denominations. Again in 1996 these four banknotes were updated when the $1 denomination was upgraded and redesigned for the first time. Secondary colours, which highlight the design details of each note, are used in the "B" series banknotes. The notes also included improved security features.

"C" Series

In August of 1998 the Authority introduced the "C" series banknotes. The new banknotes are an updated version of the "B" series and reflect changes to the issuing authority, from the Cayman Islands Currency Board to the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and the law under which the notes are issued. The first denominations of the "C" series to be issued were the $10, $5, and $1. The $100 and $25 denominations were issued in August 1999. In 2001 the "C" series $50 banknote was introduced and was later replaced by the 2003 $50 banknote.

"D" Series

In April 2011, the first complete redesign of the Cayman Islands banknotes was introduced with the "D" series. All six denominations have been redesigned, depicting new images, pattern and security features. At the same time many of the familiar elements of the previous notes have been kept for continuity.

Withdrawal of Older Notes

All banknotes issued by the Cayman Islands Currency Board and the Monetary Authority are legal tender in the Islands, however all series from the "A" series to "C" series banknotes are being withdrawn from circulation.

A limited number of low serial number banknotes are reserved for sale as Collectable Items.