Louis Braille Commemorative Coins

New to World Mint Coins is the addition of commemorative Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Coin information, images and coin specifications.

Proof Braille Silver Dollar
Uncirculated Braille Silver Dollar

 

Struck by the United States Mint in proof and uncirculated options, these coins celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the inventor of the system of reading and writing for the blind.

The US Mint first released the Braille designs and a prototype in July 2008 during the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) annual convention in Dallas, Texas.

"The United States Mint is proud to present the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar coin design. It will be the first coin ever minted in the history of our country to contain readable Braille characters," US Mint Director Moy said when the designs were first revealed.

Three other coins — the Alabama state quarter and the 1995 and 1996 Paralympic Silver Dollars — also included Braille, but were too small to be read by the visually impaired.

The US Mint is authorized to strike up to 400,000 of the coins, and only in the year 2009.

For more information on each coin, simply click on the coin image above or one of the following links:

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