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US Mint Fall Coin Catalog Mailing Soon

The US Mint has announced that it will begin shipping its 2009 Fall Gift Catalog on August 27th, 2009. Included in the catalog are some very collectible coins that have a deeply embedded US history.

"We are proud, as always, to offer the public a wide array of products that resonate with our Nation's rich history," states US Mint Director Ed Moy.

Take a few moments to browse the coins below which will be among those featured in the catalog. Continue reading

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. Continue reading