Isle of Man 1997 - Long-Haired Smoke Cat - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown Coin

Product Code: L0466200

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Coin Highlights

  • 1997 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Fine Silver

Description

The Isle of Man Government has issued a beautifully detailed new uncirculated cupro nickel coin to continue its popular Cat series, this year featuring the Long-Haired Smoke Cat. Successful around the world, this series has been continually running each year for the last ten years with a different beautiful pedigree cat depcted on each year's collector's coin.

The obverse of this IOM crown bears an effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann. The reverse depicts a fine portrait of this beautiful creature with the distinctive abundant coat that the Smoke is recognised for.

Available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel and Proof Fine 999. Silver, this highly collectable IOM coin has a brilliant mirror image background and makes a delightful addition to the series on Cats. All precious metal versions of this coin have been struck four times to the high standart of the Pobjoy proof quality.

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The Long-Haired Smoke is a comparatively rare breed today, althought they were once very popular in the darker shades in England, and in the lighter shades in America. The undercoat of a Smoke is always pure white, deeply tipped with black. It is difficult to breed a good Smoke; some breeders successfully use a black male but no breeders use a silver tabby because their colouring could introduce stripes and other markings.

This striking cat needs a good deal of loving care to keep their coats in good condition and is reminiscent of the well-loved Persian cat which was depicted on the 1989 coin.

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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