Isle of Man 2004 - Tonkinese Cat - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
- 2004 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
- Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
- Issue: Unlimited
- Unique presentation pouch
- Also available as: Coloured Fine Silver, Fine Silver, Coloured Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Since the release of the first coin in 1988, the Isle of Man Manx Cat series has become one of the most popular coin series in the world. Each coin has depicted a cat or kitten and 2004 sees the issue of a further beautiful coloured proof fine silver collector's coin, this time depicting a pair of delightful Tonkinese kittens enthralled by a butterfly.
The coins are available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel and Proof Fine Silver and each proof precious metal coin is struck four times to attain the superlative Pobjoy proof finish with the finely sculpted reliefs of the kittens beautifully contrasted again the mirror brilliant tables.Show more
The Tonkinese, affectionately known as “Tonks”, is a relatively new breed and is the result of crossing Siamese and Burmese and said to combine the best qualities of each. The breed are warm, loving and highly intelligent and make wonderful companions for their human owners. The Tonkinese have an incredible memory and senses that are akin to radar. There are five varieties of this breed with different colours and markings. The fur is short, soft and shiny and their bodies slender with long legs.
Approved by Buckingham Palace, the obverse bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Man by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD. These IOM coins were originally issued in uncirculated cupro nickel, fine 999 silver, fine 999.9 proof and bullion gold and bullion quality platinum.
|Coin Year||2000 - 2004|
|Government||Isle of Man|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel|
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