CIMA to release newly designed CI$10 notes

| 12/07/2012

queen on $10.JPG(CNS): The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) is set to release the latest of the country’s redesigned and security enhanced notes. Officials said the $10 D Series banknote will begin to come into circulation next week starting Monday 16 July.  The new note is predominately red with violet and dark grey highlights and a yellow-green centre. It bears images of crabs on the front and a plume of Wild Banana orchids on the reverse. In addition to the general security features, the $10 note also boasts upgraded security features.  (See full sample image below)

One is the unique ultraviolet reactive image known as the “Gemini”, which in natural light reveals an outlined shell on the back, near the top left-hand corner. Under ultraviolet light, a second colour appears. Each denomination has its own Gemini.  The serial numbers are different for each banknote and the metallic window security thread is a silver band imprinted with the ‘CIMA’ acronym, weaving in and out from top to bottom on the front of the note. When held up to the light the new $10 note also has a turtle watermark with the ‘CIMA’ Electrotype horizontally, above the turtle.

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An Iridescent band runs from top to bottom on the front of the note and the denomination appears within this band when the note is viewed at a shallow angle in the light. The denomination also appears within the dark, lace-patterned circle located to the right of Queen’s portrait when the banknote is held up to the light.

All of the country’s six denomination notes were redesigned in 2010 emphasizing the country’s environmental heritage and with upgraded security features. In April 2011 CIMA released the $25 and $5 denominations into circulation followed by the $50 and $1 D Series last July. Now it’s the turn of the ten dollar note leaving only the $100 banknote which officials said will appear at a later date.

For more information on the common features of each note and other security highlights of the D series, visit the CIMA website at:

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If it's not green, it's not real money.

  2. UH UH UH says:

    Isn't this about the third printing of new bank notes in the last year?  HMMM!   Sounds a lot like ZIMBABWE!  Watch for a sudden discovery of a few million no one knew we had. 

  3. Truth Hurts says:

    I feel kinda sick after seeing all those bright colours.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Release them now, just so the Hon. McKeeva Bush name can be on every cayman Islands currency.  Just to make him believe, he can continue spend it as he pleases, because he has endorsed it, he thinks he owns it. That is his simple mentality. Losers!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ugly. Our old bills looked more professional. These new bills look cheap.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Those crabs should be in a bucket cause NOTHING represents Caymanians like THAT!!

  7. Will Ya Listen! says:

    "It bears images of crabs on the front "

    I thought it looked more like Queen Elizabeth.

  8. jsftbhaedrg says:

    "emphasizing the country’s environmental heritage"

    Truly hilarious when we dont even have a conservation law in place.

    There is a clear f**k up in Govt when it comes to drafting speeches, handing it to the speaker and then telling the world whats on the paper in front of them.