The dollar (currency code KYD) is the currency of the Cayman Islands. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively CI$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is subdivided into 100 cents. It is the 9th highest valued currency unit in the world and the highest valued dollar unit.
The dollar was introduced in 1972, replacing the Jamaican dollar at par. Jamaican currency and the new Cayman Islands currency were both legal tender until August 31, 1972, when Jamaican currency ceased to be legal tender. The Cayman Islands dollar has been pegged to the U.S. dollar at 1 Cayman Islands dollar = 1.2 U.S. dollars since 1 April 1974.
In 1972, coins in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents were introduced. The 1 cent coins were struck in bronze, with the other denominations in cupro-nickel. From 1992, bronze- and nickel-clad steel replaced bronze and cupro-nickel, respectively.