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500 lei 1999 Eclipse
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25 mm diameter, 5.6 g, outer ring - white metal, inner center - yellow metal
ROMANIA written above a field of 7 horizontal lines, denomination "500 LEI", year 1999, Romanian coat of arms, the Moon covering the Sun. The letter O from ROMANIA is placed over a disk representing the maximum phase of the eclipse, several rays of light being visible
Reverse: ECLIPSA TOTALA DE SOARE 11 AUGUST 1999 meaning TOTAL SUN ECLIPSE, the Moon over the Sun and two shade cones representing the beginning end the end of the eclipse. The shade cone on the left has the shape of letter E, so on the coin appears E'99, the symbol of the eclipse. 9

The pattern pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. J. Ardelean.

The circulation 500 lei 1999 eclipse coin is placed here.


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