European Shorthair, 1 dollar, Series: Man’s Best Friends – Cats

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  • Issuer:
  • Denomination:
    1 New Zealand dollar
  • Metal:
    Ag 999
  • Decoration:
    digital printing, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
  • Quality:
  • Size:
    38.61 mm
  • Weight:
    17.50 g
  • Circulation:
    1,500 pcs
  • Date of issue:
    April 2014

The Mint of Poland is delighted to present the sixth coin from the „Man’s Best Friends” series created for the European Shorthairs enthusiasts.

  • minted in. 999 fine silver
  • its uniqueness is guaranteed by a low mintage of only 1,500 pcs
  • offered in an attractive packaging with an image of an European Shorthair
  • New Zealand legal tender
  • accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Mint of Poland


The coin stands out with a realistic look of the European Shorthair. A silhouette of this cat has been digitally printed due to the use of modern technology. The precisely mapped image of the cat has been complemented by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals to imitate its sparkling eyes.
This silver coin embellished with an image of the favorite pet is an unforgettable gift for any occasion!

The European Shorthair is a natural and recently recognized breed of cats. It was established so as to preserve the original genes of the cats that have been living in Europe for centuries. The European cat is an active and a long-lived cat that is very resistant to diseases. In order to become the best friend of this cat, one must earn the cat’s trust as it bestows its love only on people, who treat it with respect and care.


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


In the foreground – a colorful image of a European Shorthair with its eyes decorated with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. In the background – the silhouette of a European Shorthair recreated in relief. On the left – a wool ball. Above – the name of the coin in English and Polish: EUROPEAN SHORTHAIR / KOT EUROPEJSKI. Along the rim – decorative elements depicting cat paw prints.