In celebration of the total solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, the National Bank of Romania had issued a commemorative two thousand Romanian Lei Banknote.
The obverse of the banknote displays a rendering of the Solar System viewed from afar, showing all of the planets revolving around the Sun. The reverse of the note displays a map outline of Romania with the colours schemed to match the colours of the Romanian flag. The map marks the main points where the solar eclipse was visible in a path moving along the map from west to east.
The banknote was designed by Romanian artist Nicolae Saftoiu, who is credited with the designs on which all Romanian banknotes printed since 1989. The notes were printed using a method of printing known as offset printing. Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then finally onto the printing surface.
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