The 2009 gold crowns from the Isle of Man feature a Chinchilla cat and her kitten as their reverse design. These are part of the popular cat series of coins, probably started by the Manx cat originally featured some years ago.
Manx Cat Series
Since the release of the first coin in 1988, the Isle of Man Manx Cat series has become one of the most popular gold bullion series in the world. Each coin has depicted a cat and / or kitten and 2008 sees the issue of another wonderful coin, this time depicting a Burmilla cat and her kitten.
Chinchillas are a variety of the Persian cat. The Chinchilla is classed as a "silver" cat. Chinchillas of today have a quiet, gentle nature. Chinchillas are generally very placid cats, happy to lie around the home being decorative. They are affectionate, enjoy attention and can become quite attached to their owners.