Monday, February 2, 2015

Turkey 1 lira 2015 - Angora cat and Angora goat

Two new fauna bimetallics by the Turkish Mint:

'Angora Cat and Angora Goat'

The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat. They are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region. The breed is also sometimes referred to as simply the Angora or Ankara cat.

The Angora goat is a breed of domestic goat that is named for Ankara, historically known as Angora. Angora goats produce the lustrous fibre known as mohair.

(news by Taigawirbel, Pabitra Saha and Gijs Vlothuizen)
(scans by Gijs Vlothuizen)
(information taken from Wikipedia)

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