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August 11, 1999 Total Solar Eclipse - Coin (5 Pounds) commemorating the eclipse from Alderney, one of the channel islands near the coast of France. Obverse shows map of southern England and northern France with eclipse path through the channel. Phases of the eclipse are also featured. The design is by Christine Ellingham. The reference features a portrait of the Queen of England by Raphael Maklouf.

There are two different strikes available to collectors. Shown is a silver proof with gold highlights. 10,000 of the silver proofs were produced. A CuNi version was also produced in limited numbers.



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