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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Total Eclipse of the Sun

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Total Eclipse of the Sun) -  obverse 5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Total Eclipse of the Sun) -  reverse

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Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 5 Pounds
GGP = 6.26 USD
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 19a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II

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

Map of Southern England, Northern France and Alderney with golden phases of the total eclipse, value and date

Lettering:
FIVE POUNDS
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN
1999

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  10,000 Proof

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