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1999 - Total Eclipse of the Sun Commemorative Coins

1999 saw the once in a lifetime opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun.  Alderney was fortunate enough to be a prime location for viewing this spectacular event.

To mark the occasion, Alderney issued 2 different designed coins.

Version 1, showed the image of St Annes Church and 2 gannets in the eclipse, whilst version 2 showed the path of the eclipse as it passed over Europe, centrally frosted with gold colour rays around.

The obverse of the coins feature the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.

These coins are available now as £2 Cupro-Nickel in version 1 design and £5 Cupro-Nickel in version 2.

  • Eclipse Version1