New Braille Silver Dollar

26 03 2009

The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders Thursday for the first coin to feature readable Braille.  The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system of reading and writing used by the blind.

The National Federation of the Blind can receive surcharges from sales of the coins to further its programs to promote Braille literacy, the U.S. Mint said in a news release.  Mintage of the coin, which is 90 percent silver, will be limited to 400,000.




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