The 25th 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. In 2013 the coin is devoted to the Siberian cat. For the first time the cats similar on Siberian, it was mentioned in publications in the XVI century. Then them called Bukhara. They could be met everywhere in the Russian Empire. There are no exact data, when and as Bukhara cats appeared in Siberia. At that time aboriginals of Siberia led mainly nomadic life and didn't hold cats. The Siberian cat as breed was spontaneously created in the territory approximately to the East from Ural in Siberia that promoted emergence in a Siberian cat of the long dense wool preserving an animal against cold weather. At breed formation a certain role was played also by wild forest cats.
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 - 2013.
The Reverse: to the center the relief image of the Siberian Cat with kitten. The down value - 1 CROWN.