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2 Pounds - Elizabeth II Total Eclipse of the Sun; Gold Proof Issue

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Total Eclipse of the Sun; Gold Proof Issue) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Total Eclipse of the Sun; Gold Proof Issue) -  reverse

Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 2 Pounds
GGP = 2.54 USD
Metal Gold (.917)
Weight 47.54 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
References KM# 18b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Obverse

Effigy of queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II ALDERNEY
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Lettering:
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
1999
TWO POUNDS

Engraver: Willem Vis

Willem Vis (1936-2007), medalist and visual artist, was artistic director at Koninklijke Begeer in Voorschoten from 1957-1971 and afterwards he was an independent artist. He designed numerous medals, portrait plaques, tokens and commemorative coins.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  100 Proof

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