At first I thought I found two Canadian coins instead one turned out to be slightly smaller. It was quite crusty and it took a few seconds to realize it was from the Cayman Islands. The smaller cent is 17.00mm and the larger is 19.10mm which is just a difference of 2.10mm yet it is obvious when they are in hand.
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While the Canadian coin is quite sharp and shiny the Cayman Islands cent is in bad shape. It seems that at one point someone taped the cent. A clear light strip is on one side and lots of verdigris is on either side of the lighter strip. This happens when the chemical in the adhesive reacts with air and the bronze in the coin.
Of course the Canadian cent is a common find around this place but the Cayman Islands cent is hardly ever seen. It has been years since I found a Cayman Islands coin and longer since I found a cent.
Here's the stats from top left...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Cayman Islands
Mintage: Not yet known.
Value: $0.03 in Good (although this does have lots of verdigris damage)
Type / Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Metal: Bronze-Plated Zinc
Value: $0.02 in XF
It is kind of annoying when a coin as old as the 1982 Cayman Islands cent still has no official mintage listed.
Do you have a coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.