The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) was formed on 1 January 1997, as a result of an amalgamation of the Cayman Islands Currency Board and the Financial Services Supervision Department. In its 10 years of operation the Authority has overseen the maturing of Cayman's international financial serices industry. It has accomplished this while carrying out its mission: "To enhance the economic wealth and reputation of the growing, competitive and internatinally recognised financial services industry through appropriate, responsive, cost-effective and efficient supervision and a stable currency."
Three islands make up the Cayman Islands. Grand Cayman, the largest in area and population, is the centre of commerce and location of the capital George Town. It is followed in size by Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The three islands have a combined liand mass of approx. 100 square miles and a population of some 52,000 (at 2005).
The Coat of Arms: The three stars and wavy lines of the shield represent the three Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sear. The lion represents the sovereign and Cayman's status as a British Overseas Territory. The turtle, and the rope on the it stands, harkens back to the Islands' eary industries, turtling and thatch rope production, while the pineapple signals the Islands' former status as a dependency of Jamica The territory's motto "He hath founded it upon the seas' completes the crest.
|Issue||Alloy(Stg)||Weight(gms)||Diameter(mm)||Issue Limit||Price CI$||Price US$|
|Cayman Islands $10 Gold Proof||916.7 Gold||7.988||22.05||75||277.10||340.00|