The Cayman Islands dollar is divisible by one hundred cents. There are four denominations of circulating coins, the 25¢, 10¢, 5¢ and 1¢ coins.
The first circulating coins were issued in 1972. Up until 1977 the coins were minted by the British Royal Mint. Circulating coins dated between 1977 and 1984 were minted by the Franklin Mint, U.S.A. Coins dated from 1986 to the most recent, dated 2008, have been minted at the British Royal Mint.
All coins bear a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side. The coins minted before 1986 feature her portrait done by Arnold Machin. In 1986 an updated portrait by Rafael Maklouf was used. Since 1999 the coins bear a portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley. The design as it appears on the reverse side of the coin remains unchanged from the original issue. However the composition of the coins was changed once in 1992.
Design theme: A Two Masted Cayman Schooner
Diameter: 24.26 mm
Weight (Since 1992) 5.10 grammes
Composition: Nickel Plated Steel 25 cent
Design theme: A Hawksbill Turtle
Diameter: 20.96 mm
Weight (Since 1992) 3.45 grammes
Composition: Nickel Plated Steel 10 cent
Design theme: A Cray Fish (Prawn)
Weight (Since 1992) 2.00 grammes
Composition: Nickel Plated Steel 5 cent
Design theme: A Thrush Bird on a Tree Branch
Weight (Since 1992) 2.55 grammes
Composition: Copper Plated Steel1 cent
Souvenir booklets containing all four circulating coins are sold as collectable items.