• 25 Cents 1999-2017, KM# 134, Cayman Islands, Elizabeth II
  • 25 Cents 1999-2017, KM# 134, Cayman Islands, Elizabeth II
Description

The Cayman Islands is an autonomous British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea. The 264-square-kilometre (102-square-mile) territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman located south of Cuba, northeast of Costa Rica, north of Panama, east of Mexico and northwest of Jamaica. Its capital is George Town.

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

CAYMAN ISLANDS ELIZABETH II
IRB
2002

Reverse

Schooner "Kirk B", sailing to the right beside value.

The "Kirk B" was built in 1929 by RB Kirkconnell and Brothers. Over the years, the ship was used as a freighter and for fishing and turtling.

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

25
SD

Edge

25 Cents

4th portrait
KM# 134 Schön# 137
Characteristics
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 5.1 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.61 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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