This paper considers minimal coordinate splines. These splines as a special case include well-known polynomial B-splines and share most properties of B-splines (linear independency, smoothness, nonnegativity, etc.). We construct a system of dual functionals biorthogonal to the system of minimal splines. The obtained results are illustrated with an example of a polynomial generating vector function, which leads to the construction of B-splines and the de Boor–Fix functionals. For nonpolynomial generating vector functions we give formulas for the construction of nonpolynomial splines and the dual de Boor–Fix type functionals.