The 27-th coin from a series of the Cat.
Every year, since 1988, the Isle of Man lets out one coin devoted to cats with the image of various breeds. The Isle of Man’s historic Cat coin is one of the world’s most famous and sought-after coins and this legendary series continues for 2015 with a new collector's featuring the Selkirk Rex.
The Selkirk Rex is a one of the newest natural breeds of cat with highly curled hair which originated in Montana, USA in 1987. It is a large and solidly built breed with a very soft coat which has a woolly look and feel with loose,unstructured curls. The temperament of the Selkirk Rex reflects that of the breeds used in its development. They have a lot of the laid-back, reserved qualities of the British Shorthair, the cuddly nature of the Persian and the playfulness of the Exotic Shorthair. They are incredibly patient, loving and tolerant cats. These gentle cats bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is milled.
The Obverse: relief image of a portrait of Her Majesty of Queen Elizabeth II. Around inscriptions - ELIZABETH II ISLE OF MAN, year of issue - 2015.
The Reverse: to the center depicts an adult Selkirk Rex with her kitten. The down value - 1 CROWN.