Cayman Islands 1972 10 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was issued for the Cayman Islands 1972-86. The island group south of Cuba was long ruled from Jamaica but came under separate administration after Jamaica obtained her independence in 1962. It is now famous as a tax haven and banking center much patronized by drug lords, ousted dictators and others seeking to avoid publicity.

Recorded mintage: 550,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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