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Re: The coinage of the Cayman Islands
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2018, 08:12:42 PM »
The Territory adopted Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of the Queen in 1999. It is seen here on a 1 cent coin of 2002.

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Re: The coinage of the Cayman Islands
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2018, 08:15:08 PM »
Here are some collector coins of the Cayman Islands. This 50 cent coin of 1988 depicts a Morning Glory flower.

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2018, 08:15:52 PM »
A scalloped $2 dollar collector coin for the new Millennium. The reverse design was the work of Christopher N Lawrence.

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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2018, 08:18:24 PM »
This gold $25 coin of 1972 commemorates the silver wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

I suspect that the portrait of the couple was by Michael Rizzello, but I have never been able to find out. Does anybody have the certificate of authenticity for this collector coin?

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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2018, 08:21:13 PM »
A special set of coins was minted in 1978, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. The obverse legend of the coins was amended to record this fact. Were all these coins only minted for collectors, or did the 1 cent to 25 cent denominations actually circulate? Does anybody know?

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Re: The coinage of the Cayman Islands
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2018, 10:30:35 AM »

Cayman Islands, $5, 1985.  The 250th Anniversary of the Royal Land Grant, issued by the Crown of the Islands.



The Letter of Patent granted by King George II was officially enrolled on March 9th 1735. It is the first known documented evidence of plans for permanent settlement of the Islands. When the Cayman Islands authorities decided to issue this commemorative coin, Anita Banks, the Director of the Cayman Islands National Museum at the time, wrote this explanatory piece for the Royal Mint.