Cayman Islands 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar  1972 to Date
Cayman Islands 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Cents and 1 Dollar 1972 to Date

These are neat coins. Since the Cayman Islands are a British colony, the reigning British monarch appears on the front of all coins. On the reverse, however, the designs are varied. Those of the Cayman Islands are especially artistic designs, and the good part is that it does not take a lot of money to assemble a nice collection of them.

This page applies to all Cayman denominations of one dollar and less.

ONE CENT 1972 to Date: bronze, great Caiman thrush
FIVE CENTS 1972 to Date: copper-nickel, pink spotted shrimp
TEN CENTS 1972 to Date: copper-nickel, green turtle
TWENTY FIVE CENTS 1972 to Date: copper-nickel, schooner
FIFTY CENTS 1972 to 1988: 0.306 troy ounces silver, Caribbean emperor fish
ONE DOLLAR 1972 to 1982: 0.535 ounces silver, poinciana flower
ONE DOLLAR 1983 to 1992: 0.535 ounces silver, various designs
ONE DOLLAR 1993 to 1996: 0.841 ounces silver, various designs

The low-denomination coins are all of low value, as follows:

1, 5, 10, 25 CENTS (all dates):
circulated: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
fully uncirculated: $2

For the 50 cents and dollar denominations, these are made of silver, so the first step is to compute their basic silver value. To do this, multiply the silver content by the current silver price. Today silver is trading at $15.70 US dollars per troy ounce, so a Cayman 50 cent coin has base value of BV = 0.306 x 15.70 = $4.80. The price of silver changes every day, so be sure to look it up (e.g., at

50 CENTS (all dates)
circulated: BV + $3
fully uncirculated: BV + $15

circulated: BV + $5
fully uncirculated: BV + $20

circulated: BV + $5
fully uncirculated: BV + $40
Dollars dated 1990 with the sea turtle reverse are more valuable; add $65 to BV when fully uncirculated

Coin: 19482 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Lori, Sun, 28-Jun-2015 21:59:05 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 29-Jun-2015 14:22:16 GMT
Requester description: 1977 CAYMAN ISLANDS ELISABETH 1977
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