GRAND CAYMAN (Friday, 24 October 2014) The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) will put the re-designed Cayman Islands D Series $100 Banknote into circulation during the week of 27 October 2014. It is the final denomination of the new D series, which was introduced in 2011, to be put into circulation.
All six denominations ($1, $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100) were re-designed in 2010, and include the latest security features to enhance the banknotes’ protection from counterfeiters. Some of the aesthetic modifications in the new series and the other visible security features combine to make it relatively easy to tell the difference between Cayman Islands legal tender and counterfeit banknotes, if one looks closely.
These features include a holographic stripe, see-through images, a turtle watermark and an iridescent band. The main colours of the $100 note are orange, brown and red. The front features a Cayman schooner, which historically was essential to trade and commerce in the Cayman Islands. It also bears HM the Queen’s portrait, the Cayman Islands crest, the outline of all three islands grouped together, and the signatures of the Minister of Finance and the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority. The obverse side depicts an aerial view of George Town.
The $25 and $5 were the first notes distributed during the initial launch in April 2011. The redesigned $50 and $1 D series notes were later introduced into circulation, effective July 2011, and the $10 note in December 2011.
For more information on the common features of each note and the security highlights of the D series, please visit the Currency section on our website.