This coin was the seventh issue of what has become the Isle of Man Cat Coins Series, first issued in 1988. Upon returning to the United States from service in Japan, GIs brought back their naturally bobtailed pets. They were responsible for bringing this ancient breed to popularity and pedigree status in the West. These eastern feline extroverts hate mice which they hunt with dedicated ferocity. This beautiful uncirculated cat crown from the Isle of Man Cat Coins Series makes a unique gift idea that will please the most discriminating cat lover and has become a favorite of collectors of world coins with animal themes.