IOM Tonkinese Tonk Kittens Cat 2004 Cuni 1 Crown Coin
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ISLE OF MAN
TONKINESE TONK KITTENS CAT
2004 COPPER-NICKEL 1 CROWN COIN
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BEAUTIFUL REEDED EDGE
This coin is 38.6 mm in diameter, much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
The Isle of Man Government has issued a crown every year since 1988 depicting a different cat to the delight of cat lovers and coin collectors everywhere. Voted 'Most Popular Coin of the Year' internationally, the award-winning cat has already found a home with millions proud owners. As legal tender, every coin bears on one side an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse displays a detailed relief of the star feline for that year.
"In 2004, the star feline was the "Tonk."
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.
Shown on this beautiful coin are two playful Tonkinese kittens cavorting on a dock as a butterfly captures their attention above. In the background are seagulls, the 'cat on a dock' emblem of the series and the ancient three-legged ('triskeles') crest of the Isle of Man (located in the Irish Sea).
The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS FSNAD.
FACE VALUE 1 CROWN
DIAMETER 38.60 MM
WEIGHT 28.28 GMS
This beautiful Tonk world commemorative coin makes a great collectible gift for yourself or someone you know.
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