2016 Isle of Man 1 oz Silver Brown Cat Proof

2016 Isle of Man 1 oz Silver Brown Cat Proof

The Isle of Man’s historic Silver Cat coin series is one of the world’s most famous and sought-after series. This legendary series continues in 2016 with a new coin featuring the Brown Cat.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in its original box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Features the Brown Cat along with the weight and denomination of one crown. The phrase "Chocolate Delights" is often used to describe these cats.
  • Reverse: Features the likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann by Ian Rank-Broadley, and the year of issue.
  • Guaranteed by the government of the Isle of Man.


This is the perfect coin for cat lovers and collectors alike. Add this Proof Silver coin to your cart today!

These chocolate brown cats have mesmerizing green eyes and are alert, intelligent, and affectionate with the occasional exhibiting of a mischievous personality. Its distinctive muzzle shape, coat color, large forward-tilted ears and striking green eyes distinguish it from other breeds.

The Brown cat is extremely rare and it's estimated that there are fewer than 1,000 in the world!

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.

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