The 2010 gold crowns from the Isle of Man feature an Abyssinian 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 2010 sees the issue of another wonderful coin, this time depicting a Abyssinian cat and her kitten.
Abyssinians look like the sacred cats depicted in ancient Egyptian paintings. Abyssinians of today have an inquisitive, playful nature. Abyssinians are generally very energetic cats, and enjoy hunting.