As we wait for the shadow of the moon to trek across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, I was curious as to whether there were coins ever created to commemorate any of the past eclipses regardless of location.
Allowing an online search engine to help, I was able to find a few coins.
I am sure there may be a few more, but I need to run out to pick up a pair of those funky glasses!
- 1999 Alderny Eclipse commemorative coin image courtesy of the States of Alderny.
- 1999 Romanian 500 lei coin image courtesy of romaniancoins.org.
- 1961 Italian gold eclipse medal image courtesy of Chard.
- Nikopolis Eclipse Coin image courtesy of Astronomical Symbols on Ancient Coins..