Product Code: L4459060
The unmissable Isle of Man Cat coin series continues with the launch of this beautiful crown coin depicting a Snowshoe cat and her kittens. Delighting cat lovers and coin collectors throughout the world, this coin, from Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the Isle of Man, is guaranteed to continue this tradition.
The coin’s design, in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, depicts an adult Snowshow cat with her two kittens. In keeping with other coins in the series this collector’s coin carries the Isle of Man coat of arms and the hallmark is the small Manx Cat in the background representing the design of the original Cat coin in 1988.
The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on all UK coinage since 1998 and the Pobjoy Mint has exclusive use of the ‘uncouped’ effigy that appears on the obverse of these coins.
Paying homage to a rare breed of cat
The Snowshoe originated in the United States of America in the 1960s, first appearing in Philadelphia when a breeder of Siamese cats noticed that a litter of kittens had unusual markings consisting of white points and feet. Intrigued by their looks, a breeding programme was begun to produce kittens with identical markings and the breeder, Hinds-Daugherty, named the breed ‘Snowshoe’ because of their unusual white feet. It wasn’t until 1974 that they were recognised as an actual breed.
Despite having existed for 45 years, the Snowshoe continues to be rare due to the difficulty of reproducing the correct coat markings. They make an ideal pet – enjoying human company, and are generally affectionate. They are known to be very intelligent and can learn to open doors and be taught tricks. Unusually for a cat, Snowshoes enjoy water and are known to swim on occasion.
These beautiful IOM coins are available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Fine 999. Silver. Each Silver coin has been struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy Proof finish, with stunning sculpted reliefs against brilliant mirror tables.
As with the other coins in this series, the Uncirculated Cupro Nickel edition is an exceptional coin perfect for any collection and each comes in a unique presentation pouch for safekeeping.
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|Metal||Uncirculated Cupro Nickel crown|
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