Below is a checklist of un-manned satellites on numismatic items (banknotes and coins). Catalog numbers, denominations, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.
Some of the items below are also on satellite-specific pages. Other items, for which there are no satellite-specific pages, are only listed on this page.
|Country||Catalog Number||Denomination||Year of Issue||Notes on Content|
|Antarctica||P6||$100. (banknote)||1996||Nimbus-7 and ozone measurements|
|Antarctica||P13||$100. (banknote)||2001||Nimbus-7 and ozone measurements|
|Australia||KM1261||$1. (aluminum-bronze coin)||2009||"Spirit" and "Opportunity" (rovers)|
|Australia||KM1263||$1. (aluminum-bronze coin)||"Pioneer-10" and "Pioneer-11"|
|Australia||KM1264||$1. (aluminum-bronze coin)||"Hubble" (HST)|
|Austria||KM3101||25 euro (silver-niobium coin)||2003||Unknown satellite mapping of town of Hall (possibly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), on obverse)|
|Austria||KM3135||25 euro (silver-niobium coin)||2006||Galileo constellation (8 satellites depicted, on reverse)|
|Austria||KM3174||25 euro (silver-niobium coin)||2009||HST (on obverse), Galileo satellite (on reverse)|
|Austria||KM3204||25 euro (silver-niobium coin)||2011||MER (rover, on reverse)|
|Bahamas||KM171||$5. (silver coin)||1994||SMM (10th anniv. Space Shuttle Challenger repair)|
|Canada||P105||$100. (banknote) back, also front||2004||Radarsat|
|China (People's Republic)||Y863||10 yuan (silver coin)||1996||DFH-3, DFH-1|
|China (People's Republic)||Y864||10 yuan (silver coin)||1996||TC / Doublestar|
|China (People's Republic)||P910||100 yuan (banknote), also reverse||2015||DFH-1 and Chang'e|
|China (People's Republic)||KM2096||10 yuan (gold) coin reverse, also obverse||2015||DFH-1, Chang'e, and Yutu (lunar rover)|
|Cook Islands||KM-unknown||$1. (silver coin)||2014||Full-disk satellite image|
|Hungary||KM690||500 forint (silver coin)||1992||"Telstar-1" (30th anniv.)|
|India||P79||2 rupee (banknote)||1983||Aryabhata|
|India||P-unknown||2000 rupee (banknote) back, also front||2016||"Mangalyaan"|
|Isle of Man (Great Britain)||KM1002+KM1002a||1 crown (copper-nickel and silver coins)||1999||"Mariner-9"|
|Isle of Man (Great Britain)||KM1006+KM1006a||1 crown (copper-nickel and silver coins)||"Viking lander"|
|Isle of Man (Great Britain)||KM1010+KM1010a||1 crown (copper-nickel and silver coins)||"Mars Pathfinder" (rover)|
|Israel||KM371||1 new sheqel (silver coin)||2003||Ofeq-1/2 type|
|Israel||KM372||2 new sheqalim (silver coin)||AMOS|
|Israel||KM373||10 new sheqalim (gold coin)||EROS|
|Malaysia||P39||2 ringgit (banknote)||1996||Pioneer-10/11 type1|
|Marshall Islands||KM24||$50. (silver coin)||1989||Sputnik-1: "first man-made satellite"|
|Marshall Islands||KM29||$50. (silver coin)||Luna-9: "first soft landing on the Moon"|
|Marshall Islands||KM30||$50. (silver coin)||Venera-3: "first probe of Venus"|
|Marshall Islands||KM51||$50. (silver coin)||1989||Explorer-1 launch: "first American satellite"|
|Marshall Islands||KM54||$50. (silver coin)||Viking-1 orbiter and lander (not "first landing on Mars", as in text)2|
|Marshall Islands||KM55||$50. (silver coin)||Pioneer-11: "first flyby of Saturn" (10th anniv. Saturn flyby)|
|Marshall Islands||KM56||$50. (silver coin)||Pioneer-10: "first probe beyond the Solar System"|
|Marshall Islands||KM57||$50. (silver coin)||Pioneer-10: "first flyby of Jupiter"|
|Morocco||Y116||1/2 dirham (copper-nickel coin)||2002||SMM|
|Niue||KM70||$10. (silver coin)||1992||"Luna-9": "Moon landing"|
|Russia (USSR)||Y165||1 rouble (copper-nickel-zinc coin)||1979||Sputnik-1|
|Russia||Y708||3 rouble (silver coin)||2000||Sputnik-1|
|Russia||Y1087||3 rouble (silver coin)||2007||Sputnik-1 (50th anniv.)|
|Ukraine||KM204||5 hryvni (copper-nickel coin)||2004||Sich3, other un-identified satellite orbiting Earth|
|United States||KM203 reverse||$1. (copper-nickel coin), also obverse||1974||Earthrise|
|Vanuatu||KM11||50 vatu (silver coin)||1992||"Voyager-1" (15th anniv.)|
1Image of the satellite on this item has three identical booms, whereas Pioneer-10/11 type have only two such booms, the third boom being much longer and slimmer.
2Viking-1 was the first operational spacecraft to make a soft landing on Mars; the earlier Mars-3 landed on the red planet but died soon thereafter and so was considered non-operational.
3Sich was an Earth-orbiting environmental-observing satellite, going nowhere near the Moon's surface as shown on this coin.
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