Kitty Cat · XL Relief

Kitty Cat · XL Relief

Your pet predator: Kitty Cat
High-Relief-Coin with digital print on the relief and Holographic-Eye

Who can resist the charm and affection of a purring cat? Cats can be incredibly relaxing and will be more than happy to offer a chin to tickle when you’re relaxing on the sofa. In fact, animal behaviour experts believe cats are able to sense our mood and many cat owners claim their cats often try to cheer them up if they are feeling down.

The domestic cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or sim-ply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. As of a 2007 study, cats are the second most popular pet in the United States by number of pets owned.

Since cats were venerated in ancient Egypt, they were commonly believed to have been domesticated there, but there may have been instances of domestication as early as the Neolithic from around 9,500 years ago (7,500 BC). A genetic study in 2007 concluded that domestic cats are descended from Near Eastern wildcats, having diverged around 8,000 BC in West Asia. A 2016 study found that leopard cats were undergoing domestication independently in China around 5,500 BC, though this line of partially domesticated cats leaves no trace in the domesticated populations of today.

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Niue
2017
2 Dollars
Ag.999, Silver
54 x 32mm
1 oz / 31,1035 g
Patinated
700 coins
with digital printing 5C on relief and holographic eye


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