Man’s Best Friends - Cats: Maine Coon

Niue Islands 2014 - $1 - Man’s Best Friends - Cats: Maine Coon - 17,5g LIMITED Silver Coin

1.500 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver proof coin comes with a digital printing and Swarowski elements, and is dedicated to man's best friend.
$69.03

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 17,5g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 1500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The Maine Coon is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats coming from North America. The first specimen of the breed was found in Maine, hence the name. Legend has it that there were Maine Coons in the wild in the state of Maine from which their name was taken. The second part of the name is a colloquial term defining a common raccoon. However, the folk tale of Maine Coons descending partially from raccoons is just a legend. The second myth relates to Vikings, who apparently took Norwegian forest cats on board of their vessels. These cats may have crossed with local cats, thus giving birth to the breed.

Reverse Design

In the central part – a multi-coloured image of a Maine Coon cat. In the background – an image of a Maine Coon recreated in relief. Above – inscriptions: MAINE COON (the name of the breed). Along the rim – decorative elements depicting cat paw prints.

Obverse Design

In the central part of the coin – a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below – inscriptions: Ag 999 (the hallmark), m/w (the mint mark). Along the rim – inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 1 DOLLAR (the face value), 2014 (the year of issue).

Packaging

The Man’s Best Friends - Cats: Maine Coon silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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